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 Southern Border. Tuesday night at 9:00 P.M. Eastern.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2019
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 watching and reply with what you’ll be doing instead. #DontWatchDonald
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) January 7, 2019
So, what will people be doing instead?
Gotta return some tapes to blockbuster.
— J. Foster (@realcharger151) January 7, 2019
Sock drawer. Organizing my sock drawer… 🧦
— Sosuume 🆘 (@ssnbbr) January 7, 2019
Picking out my celebration outfit for when he’s either impeached or held accountable after he leaves office
— Dana Ankomeus (@IamHerehappily) January 7, 2019
Lighting a votive candle and praying that someone will act like a leader and invoke the 25th.
— Martha Anne Smith (@marthaanne73) January 7, 2019
This sounds fun.
Instead will be watching the History Channel special, Project Blue Book.
— TJ Washington 🌬️ 🌊 (@wash_gton) January 7, 2019
Zing. Stormy Daniels will be doing something special on Instagram during Trump’s speech.
If I had a dog… but I could borrow one from the neighbours…https://t.co/Wzedugjo89
— Diamond Dog 'Midnight Velocity' Organa (@afterexposure) January 7, 2019
— Alan Bennett Ilagan (@alanilagan) January 7, 2019
Despite what Trump says, the crisis at the border is of his own making.