January 25, 2019
The White House set up a podium on short notice in the Rose Garden on Friday afternoon, and speculation is quickly spreading that President Donald Trump would announce a “short-term” re-opening of the federal government after a 34-day shutdown.
Breaking News: President Trump appeared poised to agree to reopen the federal government for 3 weeks while negotiations over border security continue https://t.co/n79sBpCyAU— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 25, 2019
The shutdown began on Dec. 21, and on Friday major airports across the northeast began to ground flights due to worker shortages.
You can watch streams of the president’s announcement below: