Watch live: Trump gives prime-time address on border wall funding

President Trump will deliver a prime-time address from the Oval Office on Tuesday night to make his case directly to the American people for a wall separating the U.S. and Mexico.

The speech comes on the 18th day of an ongoing partial government shutdown that began over an impasse between lawmakers and the White House over Trump's demand for $5.6 billion in funding for the border wall.

Democrats have repeatedly rejected that funding request. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) will deliver a joint response on Tuesday night following Trump's address.


The address is scheduled for 9 p.m. EST.

Watch live in the video above.