Trump to travel to US southern border on Thursday: White House
Press conference of Donald Trump, President of United States of America, during NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) SUMMIT 2018. (Gints Ivuskans /

President Donald Trump plans visit the U.S. southern border on Thursday, the White House said, in the midst of a federal government shutdown triggered by his demand for funding for a wall along the border with Mexico.

“President @realDonaldTrump will travel to the Southern border on Thursday to meet with those on the frontlines of the national security and humanitarian crisis,” White House spokesman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post on Monday. She said details would be announced soon.

(Reporting by Doina Chiacu, Tim Ahmann; Editing by David Alexander)