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"Morning, six fifteen and NewsRadio. Eight forty W H S. President Trump will address the nation tonight. At nine pm. We'll have that for you on our sister station. K J ten eighty because we gotta have Wildcats refereeing. A game. Of course, starting at by thirty seven o'clock tip Michael Bowers. Join us from NBC News Radio on day, eighteen of the shutdown. What's the latest? Yeah. I think that that address tonight from President Trump is is while it's being called his address for crisis on the nation's border. I think really honestly, it's an attempt Tony for President Trump to make a last sort of ditch effort to pitch the wall to the American public as well as I think it's kind of a mass attempted him trying to see if he can sway back. Some of the Republican congressional leaders who are at least at this point thinking about voting democrat in order to open the federal government again. So there are fears that a growing number of Republican lawmakers could vote for democratic measures to reopen the federal government than that, there's practically at least at this point. According to McCarthy, Kevin McCarthy, the Senate minority leader there's a swath about somewhere between fifteen and twenty five or more Republicans that will vote with Democrats this week in order to get the government funded again. And I kinda shows this eroding and weakening support for President Trump and his border wall. So this might be the attempt to president's trying to get out there to address those individ-. As well. And the meantime, while absolutely nothing has gone well in regards to negotiations between President Trump and congressional Democrats Democrats are at this point Tony starting to play the political game behind the scenes where they want to start blocking any legislation blocking action on serious sanctions. Or when it comes up for a vote today. And they're thinking that they may move forward with that to block any sort of Bill making win legislation that will go on in order to put pressure on Mitch McConnell, the Senate that he will put forth those resolutions that have been voted into the house as well as the Senate prior to the shutdown, and and those things get voted on and approved through the Senate. Then it would put a lot of pressure on President Trump's of the political game behind the scenes is continuing here despite the president's address tonight, I want to add a caveat. And I don't mean to be supportive McConnell on this. But he did the same thing back in December with the fellow Bill. You remember he wasn't gonna bring it to the floor until he had absolute knowledge that it could pass and sell there. That's kind of a precedent. He kind of set. Anyway, what saying in the and the name is that McConnell's blocking this thing. And I, you know, I I don't know if he would or not. But if he doesn't have the votes, what does it matter? Right. Exactly. I mean, I think at the end of the day at least, according to my knowledge of government. You're not supposed to be a filter for things that are only going to bring it approved by the president. That's fair point vote. That's a fair point. You should be opening that up the vote sales, then you can go. We'll look we had a vote on this and it failed. So why we we're done? We don't need to push this through any longer. And if it gets approved, then you could say, well, listen, Mr President, seemingly you're the only one at least at this point in regards to the government part of this. You're the only one that doesn't want this to happen. So yes that would put pressure on people. But that's kind of one government is supposed to do when it's functioning correctly. That's what it's supposed to do. He's not supposed to be. It's not filter. Mitch mcconnell. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. I think there's a difference between a very well. Very good statement. Okay. Executive order the president may use that. And it could be military Monday. The goes the wall we're here now. Could that could also be a huge legal issue for President Trump there. I'm wondering how much she's going to dress that tonight and address to the nation, but there is this element of he absolutely has the right to bypass congress and call something up a national emergency. And he could do that in this situation. But he also has two in particular point to where that emergency is in order for it to be approved or in order to get the funding for it. And at this point, I don't know that he has any proof that there's an emergency any place other than his word. I think that's an element that we've seen challenge over the past couple of days, certainly with department of homeland security actual numbers that are coming out almost in the face of what Sarah Huckabee Sanders said what cures to Nielsen. And frankly, what the president is indicating. So that's why tonight, for instance, after the president has done with his address on TV, you're going to see a democratic response. Democrats already lining up yesterday saying they fully expect President Trump to lie to the American public today, and they want to be able to come back with a counter, and then possibly even some real facts as to what's going on. And what may or may not constitute an emergency at this time? All right. We'll see what happens on that. Appreciate your time this morning Michael Bauer. NBC News Radio. Thanks for your time. Again, if you want to listen to that you can stream it on W K J K tonight at nine o'clock."