In pressing his case Tuesday night for border wall funding to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump cited not only national security but also health concerns for detained migrants, drug trafficking and gang violence during his first prime-time Oval Office address. (Jabin Botsford / Washington Post)

In pressing his case Tuesday night for border wall funding to end the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump cited not only national security but also health concerns for detained migrants, drug trafficking and gang violence during his first prime-time Oval Office address. (Jabin Botsford / Washington Post)

Trump makes the case for border wall in Oval Office address

He described the situation at the border as a “growing humanitarian and security crisis.”

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