WATCH: Pres. Trump to speak on shutdown amid talk of a deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is set to speak from the White House on Friday afternoon about the partial government shutdown.

His appearance is set for 1:30 p.m.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders tweets that Trump will “make remarks” but she’s offering no more details about what the president will say.

There’s growing speculation that lawmakers and the White House are on the verge of reaching a deal to end the impasse, now in its 35th day.

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