Networks Drop Trump Rally for Clinton Speech
Donald Trump played second fiddle on Wednesday after the major TV networks decided to show Hillary Clinton’s rally.
CNN, Fox and MSNBC have all cut away from Trump to show Clinton
— Emily Stephenson (@ewstephe) June 15, 2016
Interesting moment in the campaign: CNN, Fox & MSNBC all taking Clinton live over Trump
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) June 15, 2016
Fox News cut away from that Trump event to go to Clinton, probably realizing that putting him on television does not help him.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) June 15, 2016
CNN actually cut into a Trump speech for Clinton. Not kidding
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) June 15, 2016
The Hill reports:
Fox, CNN and MSNBC carried Clinton’s remarks at a discussion on national security in Hampton, Va., over Trump’s speech at a rally in Atlanta.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, knocked Trump’s response to the shooting attack in Orlando during the several minutes of her remarks carried live by the networks.
Trump’s high-profile events are rarely supplanted on live television, something immediately noted by journalists.
Moments later, all three networks shifted away from Clinton’s event to carry a live update from authorities in Florida investigating the mass shooting at a nightclub on Sunday.
Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, has faced strong criticism from Clinton over his response to the shooting as well as his renewed push to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the United States.
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