President Donald Trump plans to offer Democrats in the House of Representatives a new deal in the shutdown standoff, not declare a national emergency in an effort to build his wall unilaterally, CNN reports.
Trump tweeted to declare that he would make a “big announcement” from the White House on Saturday afternoon at 3 pm, leading many to suspect he’d declare an emergency.
However, according to a senior administration official who spoke to CNN, Trump will make “his third offer to end the shutdown.”
“The official told CNN that Trump’s idea is to put something on the table to get Democrats to engage with negotiations,” the report said. “Trump is not expected to back down from his demand for a border wall, but the plan will seek to entice Democrats by offering other concessions.”
Read the report here.