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

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyThis week: House jump-starts effort to prevent shutdown Senators struggle to get spending bills off ground as shutdown looms Bolton exit provokes questions about Trump shift on Iran MORE (D-Conn.) joked about holding a drinking game during President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE’s primetime address regarding the border wall on Tuesday night.

Murphy tweeted that he tried to convince Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzState probes of Google, Facebook to test century-old antitrust laws Trump's sinking polls embolden Democrats to play hardball Hundreds of Bahamians told to leave evacuation ship headed to US: report 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 SchumerSchumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill Sinema says she would back Kennedy in race against Markey Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico This week: House jump-starts effort to prevent shutdown Schumer, Pelosi push Trump to back universal background check bill 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.”