WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is set to speak from the White House on Friday afternoon about the partial government shutdown. You can watch it in the video player at the top of the page, he’s scheduled to speak at 12:30 p.m., local time. Until he appears, you’ll see assembled press in the Rose Garden.
Press secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted that Trump will “make remarks” but she’s offering no more details about what the president will say.
There’s growing speculation that lawmakers and the White House are on the verge of reaching a deal to end the impasse, now in its 35th day.