Trump to make border, shutdown announcement

Announcement will be 3 p.m. ET

By Stephen Anthony Sobek
CNN video

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he would be making “a major announcement” concerning the humanitarian crisis on the southern border and the shutdown on Saturday.

The announcement will come at 3 p.m. ET, live from the White House, he tweeted.

As the partial government shutdown continued in its fourth week, there were no meetings scheduled heading into the weekend between the Republicans and Democrats.

In fact, a bitter back and forth between the president House Speaker Nancy Pelosi resulted in the speaker's office accusing the White House of endangering her life by leaking commercial flight itineraries to Afghanistan (a White House official denied it).

The president's tweet gave no further information about Saturday's announcement.

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