Pelosi - the newly re-minted Democratic Majority Leader in the House - and Schumer - longtime New York State senator - are considered the leaders of a party that's mostly tried to resist Trump's mandates during his first two years in office.
In their response to President Trump's address on border security, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said it is time for him to "stop manufacturing crises and reopen the government".
The speech offered no hope of a resolution to the government shutdown that started 18 days ago as a negotiating tactic but has turned into a symbol of dysfunctional Washington politics - and increasingly a painful situation for unpaid workers.
"Just because you say it's a crisis doesn't necessarily make it one", ABC White House correspondent Cecilia Vega said following the president's address.
The 2014 speech took place during "sweeps" month, which partially affected the networks' decision.
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A Cook County State's Attorney representative said officials are "in the process of reviewing and following up on these calls". Kelly won a Grammy in 1997 for "I Believe I Can Fly", and is known for such raunchy hits as "Bump N' Grind" and "Ignition".
Trump spoke in an unusually measured voice, apparently hoping to claim the moral high ground, and said he wanted to bridge the political divide in what could be the defining power struggle of his turbulent presidency.
Obama's White House never formally asked for air time for that particular address, Kennedy said, and it followed many other prime time addresses by Obama that were carried live.
For network executives, tradition and news judgment - the simple idea that this is "a presidential address from the Oval Office" - outweighed concerns about the content.
"Hannity" picked up a whopping 7.1 million total viewers and 1.6 million in the 25-demo, marking it the show's highest-rated telecast in both categories since its return to the 9 p.m. timeslot in September 2017. "Hopefully, we can rise above partisan politics in order to support national security", he said.
A Trump 2020 campaign official said: "Net win".