WATCH LIVE: Trump To Address Nation From Oval At 9 PM ET

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a televised address to the nation from his desk in the Oval Office about immigration and the southern U.S. border on the 18th day of a partial government shutdown at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 8, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the nation in his first-prime address from the Oval Office of the White House on January 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. A partial shutdown of the federa... WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the nation in his first-prime address from the Oval Office of the White House on January 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. A partial shutdown of the federal government has gone on for 17 days following the president's demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall while Democrats have refused. (Photo by Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 11, 2020 4:48 p.m.
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President Donald Trump is expected to address the nation from the Oval Office on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET. Watch live below:

Trump announced the address in a tweet Wednesday.

The address comes as the Trump administration struggles to coordinate federal and local responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to uncertainty and a plunging stock market.

More than 1,100 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the United States, and the number of newly confirmed cases has increased daily.

The White House has hinted at an economic stimulus package to address the impact of the pandemic, with White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow saying Tuesday that it may include a payroll tax holiday and some measure to address workers who do not receive paid sick time.

Politico reported Wednesday that Trump was reluctant to declare an emergency over the pandemic, something state health officials and experts told TPM was preventing essential resources from reaching areas of the country hardest hit by the disease.

This post has been updated.

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