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Networks to air Pelosi, Schumer rebuttal to Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. (Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images Photo)

NEW YORK (AP) — Television networks airing President Donald Trump’s Oval Office speech on his proposed border wall and the partial government shutdown have also committed to airing the Democratic response to the president.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer say they will make the case themselves. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network and MSNBC all said they would air the rebuttal.

The dueling remarks come in the third week of the shutdown over the president’s insistence that congressional Democrats approve more than $5 billion in spending for the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Democrats have refused to pay for it.

Trump’s opponents have urged television networks to be aggressive in fact-checking any false statements.

The speeches will air starting at 9:00 p.m.

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5 comments

  • J.B.

    I do not want a rebuttal…
    I want them to go home and remove the immoral fences and walls and private security from their own damn homes.
    lead by example if that is really how they feel about fences and borders….
    i we cant have it….why should they?

  • RG

    The television networks should aggressively fact-check false statements from both sides. But they will only fact-check President Trump The Democrats can lie all they want and it will be reported as truth.

  • Kevin Rahe

    If any fact-checking goes on, I expect to see it of both sides. I still haven’t heard anyone opposed to the president explain why our current level of border security is adequate. I will be looking for that in the Democratic response.

  • C

    And after Schumer and Pelosi spew their crap. the eight members of the media will have their employees chime in with their analysis. And of those eight, one or two lean right and the other six are left leaning or blatantly left. So much for impartial news as usual.

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