Dem senator jokes about holding drinking game for Trump's primetime address

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyRepublicans show little enthusiasm for impeachment witness swap Democrats cry foul over Schiff backlash Tensions between McConnell and Schumer run high as trial gains momentum MORE (D-Conn.) joked about holding a drinking game during President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE’s primetime address regarding the border wall on Tuesday night.

Murphy tweeted that he tried to convince Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzDemocrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover-up,' 'national disgrace' Overnight Defense: Book says Trump called military leaders 'dopes and babies' | House reinvites Pompeo for Iran hearing | Dems urge Esper to reject border wall funding request Senate Dems urge Esper to oppose shifting Pentagon money to border wall MORE (D-Hawaii) to take a shot of beer with him “every time Trump says something made up.”

“Full disclosure, I tried to convince [Brian Schatz] to livestream a Trump’s Not Telling The Truth drinking game tonight,” Murphy tweeted. “Me and him, shot of beer every time Trump says something made up. He didn’t bite.”

Trump is set to speak at 9 p.m. ET as the partial government shutdown drags into its third week.

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The president in a statement said that he plans to address the nation on "the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border."

Most major broadcast networks, including NBC, CBS, Fox News, ABC and CNN, plan to air both Trump’s speech and the Democrats’ response.

Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMeadows: Republicans who break with Trump could face political repercussions Bolton book alleges Trump tied Ukraine aid freeze to Biden investigations: NYT Trump legal team offers brisk opening defense of president MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse passes bill aimed at bolstering Holocaust education Hillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — NFL social media accounts hacked | Dem questions border chief over controversial Facebook group | Clinton says Zuckerberg has 'authoritarian' views Meadows: Republicans who break with Trump could face political repercussions MORE (D-Calif.) demanded equal air time following Trump’s address.

It's not clear if Trump will announce a national emergency at the southern border, although he has threatened to do so in order to get his proposed border wall. The government shut down after an impasse over funding for the wall, which Democrats have said they will not provide in a spending bill.

Critics have expressed concern that Trump will use the address to spread misinformation about the southern border.

This week, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders came under fire for misrepresenting the number of suspected terrorists apprehended at the border, a false claim acknowledged by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who characterized it as “an unfortunate misstatement.”