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‘The truth should be free!’: Trump supporters want their Trump TV — they just don’t want to pay for it

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Donald Trump has revved up his war on the media in recent weeks, suggesting that biased coverage of his campaign is rigging the election in favor of Hillary Clinton.

With that, some have floated the idea that upon the Trump campaign’s imminent failure in two weeks, he may launch his own media company: Trump TV. But most of his supporters are unwilling to pay for the program, BuzzFeed News finds.

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As the 2016 Election cycle comes to a prompt end, many are wondering what’s in store for Republican nominee Donald Trump if he loses come November 8.

It’s hard to tell what will come next for the real estate mogul, whose failed campaign has significantly damaged his brand.

Recent polls put Trump far behind his Democratic counterpart Hillary Clinton. Clinton already leads in the electoral count with 307 votes followed by Trump’s 174 and RealClearPolitics reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns said that at this point, Trump winning “would take a comeback of historic proportions.”

Journalists covering the campaign have reported how Trump’s dangerous rhetoric about the media has prompted supporters to create an unsafe environment for press at his rallies.

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For instance, during a campaign event in West Palm Beach, Florida on October 13, supporters stood near the press pen and angrily shouted things like “we’re mad at you.”

When it comes to Trump TV, the GOP nominee’s supporters are all for it. However, they think it should be free.

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BuzzFeed News reporters spoke with various Trump supporters during his campaign stops in four Florida cities, St. Augustine, Tampa, Sanford, and Tallahassee to hear from them about their thoughts on the mainstream media and Trump TV.

A businessman from Ridge Manor named Don Griffin said, “He’s got the money and connections to do it. Oh, man I’d watch it in a heartbeat, I sure would. And I’d love it.” There was a catch, though.

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Griffin added, “I probably wouldn’t pay for it.”

BuzzFeed News spoke with 41 people over the course of two days, and only eight respondents said they would pay for a Trump entertainment package.

Those who suggested otherwise offered reasons such as, “It should be free. The truth should be free and I shouldn’t have to pay just to get a non-biased opinion.”

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Coronavirus task force members furious Trump is trying to get them to listen to TVs Dr. Oz: ‘This isn’t celebrity showcase’

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According to a report from the Daily Beast, health officials working in conjunction with the White House task force dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic are furious with Donald Trump for suggesting that they seek input from Dr. Mehmet Oz who has been making frequent appearances on Fox News.

The report states that Oz has already been speaking with some White House officials, including Trump’s administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Seema Verma, and that has some officials worried they will be forced to spend precious time having to deal with the celebrity doctor when they could be working on stemming the coronavirus tide that is killing Americans.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe rips his own network for airing ‘rambling illiterate’ Trump’s time-wasting press conference

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski unloaded on President Donald Trump for dragging his medical experts onstage to watch him push an unproven coronavirus treatment.

The "Morning Joe" co-hosts ripped the president for calling an unscheduled press briefing Sunday to promote hydroxychloroquine -- which White House officials and medical experts disagree over its effectiveness as a treatment for the deadly virus.

"This is when the idiots have been exposed for who they are in the time of America's greatest needs," Scarborough said. "Last night, the president attacked a governor, he pushed an unproven drug, and then he continued, saying that the buck doesn't stop here. I must ask, Mika, what did America get out of cable news networks running a two-hour rambling press conference, where he says the same exact things every time?"

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John Oliver busts Trump, ‘moron’ Jared Kushner and the GOP governors: ‘I pray you never show your face again’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver told Stephen Colbert in an interview that filming his show during the shutdown has been difficult because he has technological issues. He described it as being akin to a civilian being forced to land a plane. But the host managed to make it through to bash President Donald Trump, son-in-law Jared Kushner, and the governors of Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.

Oliver began by attacking Trump for praising himself for only 200,000 people, likely dying of coronavirus in the U.S. instead of millions.

"OK, setting aside the fact that leading disease forecasters are mystified at how Trump got to those numbers, trying to spin 200,000 deaths as a good job because it's not millions, is the most callous way to minimize the deaths of Americans imaginable," Oliver said. "Were it not for the fact that Trump responded to 9/11 on 9/11 by pointing out that he used to own the second tallest building in downtown Manhattan, now he owns the tallest. And the thing is, that wasn't just offensive, it wasn't even true."

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