Democrats fundraise off of Trump fundraising before prime-time address

House Democrats' campaign arm sent out an email on Tuesday night to fundraise off of President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE’s own attempts to raise money before his national prime-time address.

Trump sent an email asking his supporters to raise $500,000 for his “Official Secure the Border Fund" at the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee for the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, before his 9 p.m. EST speech. 

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“Just look at the facts: drugs are poisoning our loved ones, MS-13 gang members are threatening our safety, illegal criminals are flooding our nation,” the Trump email stated. 

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released their own fundraising email later Tuesday, encouraging supporters to donate $1 “to make his shutdown speech backfire."

“Trump just personally called his entire base to action,” the DCCC email read. “He just sent donors a disgusting email urging them to flood him with cash before his big shutdown tonight.”

The DCCC email then calls for a “massive surge of opposition” before Trump takes the stage so Republicans don’t think America supports “Trump’s despicable shutdown and abhorrent border wall.” It includes a pitch for readers to donate money to Democrats.

Trump’s prime-time address will center around his demand for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

The president's demand for a border wall triggered a partial government shutdown on Dec. 22. Democrats have vowed to not approve any new funding for such a wall.

Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Lawmakers 'failed us' says ICE chief Pelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMcConnell-backed Super PAC says nominating Roy Moore would be 'gift wrapping' seat to Dems McConnell vows to 'vigorously' oppose Moore's Senate bid Pelosi: Trump delay on Harriet Tubman is 'an insult to the hopes of millions' MORE (D-N.Y.) are slated to deliver a joint response to Trump’s speech on Tuesday night.