Trump invited the press to a “media availability” slot at Mar-a-Lago. Not a single cable news network covered it.
Donald Trump invited the press to a “media availability” slot at Mar-a-Lago on New Year’s Eve.
No cable news network covered it, not even Newsmax, according to Raw Story.
Audio was also barely audible during the first half of Trump’s remarks.
Former President Donald Trump invited reporters to a surprise “media availability” slot at his Florida Mar-a-Lago residence on New Year’s Eve.
But in a likely blow to Trump’s ego, not a single cable news network covered it, according to Raw Story.
Notably, the outlet said even Fox News and Newsmax, which historically offered sympathetic coverage of the former president, failed to cover his remarks.
On Saturday, MSNBC host Alex Witt announced that the former president would host a surprise New Year’s Eve “media availability” slot around 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
New York Times reporter Peter Baker, who appeared on MSNBC, said he didn’t know what it would entail, but added he suspected it might be a “trick” to “get attention in a way positive,” according to Raw Story.
At 9:00 p.m., Trump and former first lady Melania Trump appeared before reporters. But for the first minute of his remarks, which lasted about two minutes in total, the audio was barely audible.
A video from the “media availability” slot, which was covered by the fringe conservative outlet Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), shows Trump talking about the FBI, his 2024 presidential campaign and Russia’s war in Ukraine. .
On Saturday afternoon, Trump complained about cable news networks in a Truth Social article, criticizing Fox News in particular.
“Fox News ratings are also down because they never say ‘Trump’ or TRUTH, never talk about the rigged presidential election, and are a fake polling network,” he wrote.
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