"Trump left an opening in his wall to actually discuss border security"
Nate Bruggeman — The Denver Post
During his oval office address, President Trump painted a dire picture of the southwest border, which has left him no choice but to shut down the government. The president’s speech was, however, a sleight of hand that obscures the real dispute and misrepresents the issues at the border.
The core disagreement remains the president’s demand for $5.7 billion for border wall funding. While what the president wants has and likely will continue to change, at its base the president wants to deliver on his campaign promise of building a wall.