Trump Addresses the Nation

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in Current Events
President Donald J. Trump, joined by senior White House staff, stands at a podium in the Map Room at the White House, during a prep sessions for President's State of the Union speech, Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump prepares to address the nation in Washington, D.C.
Credit: Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

This week’s story update on the Election Central Web site discusses President Trump’s continued comments on the ongoing government shutdown.

The central focus of the president’s speech was the need for border security. He explained that the federal government had shut down because Democrats have refused to allocate enough money in the budget for adequate border security. (To give some background: Trump has asked for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the southern border. Democratic legislators have refused to sign off on this, though they have already allocated $1.3 billion in the budget for border security.)

To learn more about this story, click here to visit the Election Central Web site and read the full posting.

Credit: McGraw-Hill Education