Democrats demand equal air time to counter Donald Trump’s border address because it will be “full of malice and misinformation.” In other words, his speech will be full of lies.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement blasting Trump’s government shutdown over the border wall are demanding that the networks give Democrats equal time to rebut.

“Now that the television networks have decided to air the President’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime,” the statement reads.

“On Day One of the new Congress, the House passed bipartisan legislation that honors our responsibility to protect the American people with funding for smart, effective border security solutions – just not the President’s wasteful and ineffective wall.”

It’s interesting that as soon as Pelosi announced that she would put a bill on the floor that will allow the Internal Revenue Service to process tax refunds, the White House issued a statement saying that it facilitate the process.

Pelosi is squeezing Trump and he’s flailing all over the place as his government shutdown has backfired because it is now affecting more than the 800,000 federal workers who he has held hostage.

Separately, former President Jimmy Carter joined Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton in denying Trump’s claims that they said should have built a border wall.