Pelosi and Schumer issue extraordinary statement saying they expect Trump’s Oval Office address to be ‘full of malice and misinformation’ and DEMAND equal airtime

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer called on the American television broadcast networks to give Democrats a chance to respond to President Donald Trump when he addresses the nation on Tuesday night over the federal government shutdown.

‘Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime,’ they wrote in a joint statement released Monday night.

With no breakthrough in sight, Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a ‘crisis’ at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he’s demanding before ending the partial government shutdown.