The White House is now making plans for an afternoon event today, where President Trump is poised to make an announcement about the border and the government shutdown, per @jeffzeleny @kaitlancollins. Invoking national emergency has been on the table— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 25, 2019
People I’ve been talking to this morning are convinced, following the arrest of Roger Stone, the air traffic chaos, and turning tide of public opinion, that Trump will be declaring a national emergency to secure funding for a wall and also to change the conversation.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) January 25, 2019
The irony is that while the border isn’t a national emergency the shutdown is becoming one.— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) January 25, 2019
1:00 pm: Drudge Report is saying that an end-of-shutdown agreement has been reached. But I don’t know how reliable that is.
Other reports vary:
Three week CR and threat to declare a national emergency if Congress can’t come up with anything for border is the latest guidance I’ve been given on what the president may announce. Has changed several times today— Burgess Everett (@burgessev) January 25, 2019
REUTERS: Trump to make statement on government shutdown at 1:30 p.m. ET today – White House
The president's announcement is expected to discuss a “way forward” on the government shutdown, a senior administration official says – @HallieJackson— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 25, 2019
1:15 pm – from the Washington Post:
BREAKING NEWS: Congressional leaders, Trump have reached a tentative deal to temporarily reopen the government without wall funds, according to Hill officials.
With President Trump’s approval, the pact would reopen the government for three weeks while leaving the issue of $5.7 billion for the U.S.-Mexico border wall to further talks.
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.
Trump was expected to announce the deal in a White House ceremony at 1:30 p.m. in the Rose Garden.
From the ABC report: Trump's approval rating is "the lowest on record for any president after two years in office."— Steve Benen (@stevebenen) January 25, 2019
Yes, Reagan bounced back in '83, but that was after unemployment began falling from a 10.8% peak. Trump's in a different kind of bind. https://t.co/6URAM6fm6R
Dem close to shutdown negotiations: "Leaders are zeroing in on an agreement that includes a short term CR to 2/15 and a vehicle to go to conference on the DHS bill. No wall money. Senate would vote first. The 7-bill CR will also include a furloughed employees backpay provision."— Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) January 25, 2019
2:16 pm — There’s still no president.
2:17 pm — Ah. here he is.
BREAKING: President Trump: "We have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government."— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 25, 2019
Trump to federal workers: “Not only did you not complain, but in many cases you encouraged me to keep going” because you care so much about border security. (Lots of them complained…)— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 25, 2019
Trump says it's a three-week deal. He says he's heard Dems and Republicans are willing to put partisanship aside – "I think." He claims Dems have "finally and fully acknowledged" that barriers and walls will be "an important part of the solution."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 25, 2019
2/ The Grand Capitulation— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) January 25, 2019
Trump is now re-touting the value of border walls, saying they "should not be controversial." He explains that these barriers would be made of STEEL and would be see-through, which, as usual, he says is very important. "We do not need 2,000 miles of concrete walls."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 25, 2019
TelePrompTer has now frozen as Trump does extended riff on duct taped women,’accounts that trafficking experts say aren’t grounded in reality.— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 25, 2019
OH MY GOD he's bringing up the apocryphal duct-taped women again— Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) January 25, 2019
Trump's speech referred to "homicides." He said the word, then added, "Or, as you would call them, violent, vicious killings."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 25, 2019
A reminder; No one has any idea where Trump gets this tale of the duct-taped women.— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) January 25, 2019
White House aides said for weeks that Trump would not budge to reopen the government without wall money. He is.— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) January 25, 2019
With no ‘wall’ funding, Trump is announcing a ‘clean’ stop gap very similar to what the Senate passed days before Christmas, before this all started.— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) January 25, 2019
President Trump, at the end, just alluded to declaring a national emergency next month if he doesn't get $$$ for a border wall/barrier— Robert Costa (@costareports) January 25, 2019
My take: a nice pro-bipartisan speech at first, and then the last two thirds were apparently written by Stephen Miller with a lot of strange off-teleprompter comments. And it seemed like he was threatening to make it a national emergency next month if he doesn’t get his wall money.
FINAL UPDATE: The right is NOT NOT NOT happy!
The view from the hard right isn't pretty. https://t.co/nAOJB9MCSG— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) January 25, 2019