For first time behind the podium in the White House briefing room, president Trump did not take any questions.

President Trump gave a statement on the government shutdown and border wall, beginning at about 4:27 p.m. — in what was his first time behind the podium in the White House briefing room. He did not take any questions. The event was open press. 

Pool has requested the names and titles of POTUS’ guests, several of whom spoke, but also did not take questions from reporters.

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