Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said President Donald Trump should reopen the government while talks continue over the U.S. -Mexico border wall because there's "no excuse for hurting millions of Americans".
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the president has "chosen fear" in making the case to the American people for the border wall and Democrats "want to start with the facts".
Kimmel made a decision to reach out to some of the federal employees who are working without pay, and give them a job.
Smith also said that Trump's claim that a new trade deal with Mexico would pay for the wall isn't true, because the deal hasn't been finalized (and it wouldn't pay for the wall even if it was).
Then came his joke: "They should either reject him outright, or if he insists on speaking in prime time, make him do it as a contestant on 'The Masked Singer, '" referencing the new singing competition show on Fox.
"Government statistics show much of the heroin actually comes not over the unguarded border but through ports of call", he said.
Broncos Tab Bears' Vic Fangio As New Head Coach
Despite the experience and accolades, Fangio had hardly been considered as a head coach prior to January. Fangio is a first-time head coach at age 60.
Lindsey Graham joined Hannity to suggest Trump's stand represents the best chance to improve border security.
On Fox News Channel, Sean Hannity critiqued the Democratic response, saying Trump's opponents hadn't addressed reports of crimes committed by undocumented immigrants, a point the president tried to drive home. Sen.
"All the major networks covered his speech live, and for good reason", Jimmy Kimmel began.
"President Trump is on point and on target: This is both a humanitarian and national security crisis".
Seth Meyers, the host of "Late Night" on NBC, took a position about this on his show Monday night. "The networks gave the White House exactly what the president wanted: unhindered access to lie to their audience".
All told, the average draw for the seven linear TV outlets was 39.8 million viewers, shy of the 45.6 million viewers who watched last year's State of the Union Address, but well ahead of the 25.6 million who tuned in for Trump's July 9 announcement in which he introduced the nation to his new Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. "It is hard to argue this night was about anything other than pure politics - and the networks interrupted programming to accommodate it".