President Donald Trump announced on Monday that he will be addressing the nation Tuesday night regarding his third government shutdown, which began December 22 thanks to an impasse between Trump and Congress over lack of funding for a border wall with Mexico.
Trump's address will be his first from the Oval Office as president and will be covered by the major networks.
"I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border," Trump tweeted Monday afternoon. "Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern."
I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our S… https://t.co/hm3hcItIR3— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1546886681.0
What will Trump say? Who knows. Many people have already committed to ignoring him, as his speeches are generally riddled with falsehoods and finger-pointing.
"Trump plans on giving an address on his manufactured border crisis tomorrow night at 9pm," Scott Dworkin wrote on Twitter. "Retweet if you won’t be watching and reply with what you’ll be doing instead."
#DontWatchDonald is now a trending hashtag.
Trump plans on giving an address on his manufactured border crisis tomorrow night at 9pm. Retweet if you won’t be w… https://t.co/hPrjOcLRMQ— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1546887499.0
So, what will people be doing instead?
@funder Gotta return some tapes to blockbuster.— J. Foster (@J. Foster) 1546887558.0
@funder @VintageKnits Sock drawer. Organizing my sock drawer... 🧦— Sosuume 🆘 (@Sosuume 🆘) 1546889807.0
@funder @sturm_leslie Picking out my celebration outfit for when he’s either impeached or held accountable after he leaves office— Dana Ankomeus (@Dana Ankomeus) 1546889267.0
@funder Lighting a votive candle and praying that someone will act like a leader and invoke the 25th.— Martha Anne Smith (@Martha Anne Smith) 1546888894.0
This sounds fun.
@funder @msuamie Instead will be watching the History Channel special, Project Blue Book.— TJ Of Plantagenet 🌬️ 🌊 (@TJ Of Plantagenet 🌬️ 🌊) 1546888123.0
Zing. Stormy Daniels will be doing something special on Instagram during Trump's speech.
@funder Watching a @StormyDaniels Production.— (((Barabbas))) [Human Scum] (@(((Barabbas))) [Human Scum]) 1546888513.0
@funder If I had a dog... but I could borrow one from the neighbours... https://t.co/Wzedugjo89— Diamond Dog 'Midnight Velocity' Organa (@Diamond Dog 'Midnight Velocity' Organa) 1546889265.0
@funder Bowel movement.— Alan Bennett Ilagan (@Alan Bennett Ilagan) 1546888290.0
Despite what Trump says, the crisis at the border is of his own making.
Thus, the public is largely uninterested in hearing his latest round of excuses.
@realDonaldTrump What crisis? Trump's fabricated crisis?— Your Vote - Your Voice (@Your Vote - Your Voice) 1546894278.0
@realDonaldTrump Mr. President, I think I speak for all patriotic Americans everywhere, sir, when I say that we eag… https://t.co/DwFxTxWWYr— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1546887009.0
@realDonaldTrump Sorry, I’d rather get a root canal with no anesthesia or pins pushed in my eyes.— Peggy (@Peggy) 1546896622.0
@realDonaldTrump U are insane. It’s not the Immigrants at the border who is a treat. It’s u. And now u suddenly hav… https://t.co/9CCFoajdAc— Mette Riis Nørfalk (@Mette Riis Nørfalk) 1546896640.0
@realDonaldTrump "A shutdown falls on the president's lack of leadership. He can't even control his party and get p… https://t.co/0fBNrjELKu— Uwe Gemeinhardt (@Uwe Gemeinhardt) 1546896684.0
Remember when the president implied shutdowns were the president's fault?
My sense is that people are far angrier at the President than they are at Congress re the shutdown—an interesting turn!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1381179958.0
And that he would be proud to own this one?
On Tuesday, following multiple rounds of negotiations between Trump and Congressional leaders, the country will learn if that is indeed the case. Grab the popcorn and a stress ball.
This story has been updated.