The president is set to address the nation as we enter the eighteenth day of the partial government shutdown. He is expected to make a speech outlining the importance of completing the barrier between U.S. and Mexico.

President Trump also touched on the possibility of declaring a national emergency over the border, which would allow him to bypass congress to begin work on the project immediately.

Vice President Mike Pence also confirmed the president will travel to Texas to visit border officials as he continues his push to get the wall built.

One America's Emerald Robinson has more from the White House.

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