Donald Trump’s never-ending MAGA campaign rallies — ostensibly to promote GOP candidates — are getting less and less uninterrupted TV coverage and, according to an MSNBC contributor, the president’s waning popularity is not the only reason he is being ignored
With Trump barnstorming the country and holding rallies in deeply conservative communities, the major cable networks have stopped airing them live — including his favorite network: Fox News.
“What do you think is happening here?” asked AM Joy fill-in host Ali Velshi. “Why is Donald Trump [avoided] after so long being able to manipulate the media into covering his stuff and creating good ratings — what’s happening? ”
“I think it is saturation,” ShareBlue editor Eric Boehlert explained. “He calls into Fox News at eleven o’clock at night. He calls back the next morning for a 45-minute rambling interview.”
“At the end of the interview, the host says, ‘Shouldn’t you be running the country at this point? ” Boehlert added while laughing. “It’s not good for business, right? He’s not providing anything new. He’s producing just redundant programming and for Fox News, for instance, you know, these hour-long rallies are in primetime — they can’t run any ads.”
“You do that once or twice as a favor to Trump, that’s fine,” he elaborated. “You do that six or seven times a month, you’re going to lose tens of millions of dollars and he’s not producing any bump.”
Boehlert then mocked the president for his need for crowd adulation.
“He’s in a very needy mode right now, more than usual, and he’s not producing anything entertaining so people are cutting the cord,” he pronounced.
Watch the video below via MSNBC:
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Two incredible people. I can’t believe they’re not working (few work harder)! https://t.co/tsh8KDS8Qs
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019