Syndicated columnist and author Michelle Malkin appeared on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday to preview President Trump's live national address on border security, saying the president is "making this a moment."

Trump announced that he will address the nation regarding the "humanitarian and national security crisis" at the southern border in a primetime speech Tuesday at 9:00pm ET from the Oval Office.

The address comes amid a partial government shutdown, as Democrats and Republicans have been unable to compromise on funding for border security, including Trump's long-promised border wall.

"I believe that tonight is the culmination of so much of the work that he put into the campaign the trust that so many law-abiding Americans and law-abiding naturalized Americans put in him to make this issue the issue in America," Malkin said.


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She said she would like to see the president double down on his demand for wall funding, and also remind the American people about the "bloody consequences" of an unsecured border.

She pointed to the many victims of illegal immigrant crime, including California police officer Ronil Singh, who was gunned down on Dec. 26, allegedly by a Mexican national who was in the country illegally and had previous arrests.

"Immigration is a national security issue, it's an economic security issue, it is a cultural issue, and ultimately, it is a sovereignty issue," Malkin said. 

"The idea that our president is in charge of making sure that we don't have of a state of emergency at the border, it's fundamental."

Watch the "Fox & Friends" interview above.


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