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

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog Testing struggles emerge as key hurdle to reopening country Democratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers MORE (D-Conn.) joked about holding a drinking game during President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor NBA to contribute 1 million surgical masks to NY essential workers Private equity firm with ties to Kushner asks Trump administration to relax rules on loan program: report MORE’s primetime address regarding the border wall on Tuesday night.

Murphy tweeted that he tried to convince Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzLawmakers, labor leaders ramp up calls to use Defense Production Act Trump faces mounting pressure to unleash Defense Production Act Rand Paul's coronavirus diagnosis sends shockwaves through Senate 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 SchumerBiden calls on Trump to appoint coronavirus 'supply commander' Democrats press Trump, GOP for funding for mail-in ballots Schumer doubles down in call for Trump to name coronavirus supply czar MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor Pelosi, Democrats using coronavirus to push for big tax cuts for blue state residents US watchdog vows 'aggressive' oversight after intel official fired 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.”