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READ: The Associated Press Tweets ‘Trump’s Demand for $5.7 Billion for His Border Wall Is One Reason for the Budget Impasse…Democrats Refusal to Approve the Money is Another’

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the nation in his first-prime address from the Oval Office of the White House on January 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. A partial shutdown of the federal government has gone on for 17 days following the president's demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall while Democrats have refused. (Photo by Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images)

The Associated Press‘s fact-check of President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address Tuesday night has people on social media frustrated as the government shutdown continues into its 19th day.

“AP FACT CHECK: Democrats put the blame for the shutdown on Trump. But it takes two to tango,” AP tweeted. “Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion for his border wall is one reason for the budget impasse. The Democrats refusal to approve the money is another.”

As some correctly noted, Republicans controlled Congress when Trump shuttered the federal government three days before Christmas.

AP’s tweet looks more like baiting than mere fact-checking, and people ran with it.

In its post-speech analysis, AP expanded on what has really happened over the last few weeks.

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