"I am pleased to inform you that I will Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border," Trump tweeted.
But The New York Times' Maggie Haberman, who has strong sources within the Trump administration, says networks have yet to agree:
The networks are weighing options, including giving a response to Dems. But they have NOT agreed to this yet, despite POTUS claiming so. https://t.co/QKujUlNwib— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 7, 2019
And CNN echoes Haberman's report.
"The broadcast networks have not yet committed to showing President Trump's Tuesday night address," CNN’s Brian Stelter reports.
"Time has been requested tomorrow night for 9p. Networks are deliberating," he added, citing a network source.
Stelter also posted this revealing tweet:
TV exec texts: "He calls us fake news all the time, but needs access to airwaves… If we give him the time, he'll deliver a fact-free screed without rebuttal. And if we don't give him the time, he'll call every network partisan. So we are damned if we do and damned if we don't."
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) January 7, 2019
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