Networks Fact-Check Trump Speech

President Donald Trump speaks to the nation in his first-prime address from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington D.C. on on Jan. 8 2019

Networks Fact-Check Trump Speech

"The big networks went back and forth on whether or not they would air it", Kimmel said.

Smith also informed his information-challenged audience that that new trade deal with Mexico that's supposed to pay for all this isn't actually a thing yet: "As for the trade deal he mentioned with Mexico, which he said would pay for the wall, that trade deal is not yet complete". Networks to broadcast the presidential address include CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, PBS and Fox broadcast network, CNN Business reported.

"Just because you say it's a crisis doesn't necessarily make it one", ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega said following the president's address. Both Trump and the Democrats have agreed there is a crisis at the border.

Trump's narrative about the southern border "really is fiction".

Tuesday's prime time speech follows several other on-camera pitches for a border wall in the last week, including a surprise appearance at the White House briefing room and a 90-minute Cabinet meeting that the Washington Post's Glenn Kessler called a "fact-checking nightmare".

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Seth Meyers, the host of "Late Night" on NBC, took a position about this on his show Monday night. "It was historic. Rarely does a president of the United States interrupt primetime television to warn us about a completely made-up thing".

Hours after the lunch, Trump spoke to the nation from the Oval Office for the first time in his presidency.

Smith's analysis drew an angry response on Twitter from many of Fox News' conservative fans.

After Trump speaks, congressional Democratic leaders, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), will be given time for their rebuttal, according to a CNN Tweet.

As of Tuesday morning, all the major cable and broadcast networks have confirmed that they will carry the Democratic speech.

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