C-SPAN received an angry backlash online on Wednesday after they announced they would broadcast President Donald Trump’s military-themed Independence Day rally.
The cable network created a graphic to promote viewership, featuring a picture of Trump in front of a flag hung horizontally, in violation of Flag Code.
The graphic also let people know the rally would be broadcast online and on C-SPAN radio.
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 4, 2019
C-SPAN received swift backlash for broadcasting the controversial event.
Here is some of what people were saying:
— WTF (@rmd81064) July 4, 2019
If Trump emits even ONE partisan remark then the @TrumpReElect campaign should pay ALL expenses.
Taxpayers do NOT foot the bill for political rallies!
— Mama ain't happy (@jaxtell123) July 4, 2019
Why are you legitimizing this?
— KathyA11 (@KathyA11) July 4, 2019
Sounds like garbage, we need to spend the money on some therapy for him.
— Josh Powers (@powersj_tx) July 4, 2019
Y'all would televise or stream this shit, of course. No thanks 🖕🏾
— BxBkGirl 🌊🌊🌊 (@MariBXBKgirl) July 4, 2019
Not enough money in the world to make me watch this.
— Terri (@MyBeachChair) July 4, 2019
No. C-Span Why are you showing this fravesty? Shame on you pic.twitter.com/orVLDDwdZS
— Carol (@carolbee2013) July 4, 2019
No thanks! I've decided to undergo a colonoscopy and double root canal without sedation or pain medication….I find this will be much more enjoyable than watching Comrade Trump play my army's bigger than your army…especially, since he dodged real service in Vietnam.
— Debra Lynn (@seannbella) July 4, 2019
— Frances Davis (@FranDavis1) July 4, 2019
— ObiJuanKenobe 🐅 (@ObiJuanKenobe) July 4, 2019
No,thanks. I prefer a celebration that honors democracy.
— ResisterSister (@lyndawithay0) July 4, 2019
No way, I'll only watch the protests!
— Hunter Cullen (@HCullen98) July 4, 2019
Wish you would not cover this
— Sandy L. Foster (@Fostrt) July 4, 2019
#boycott although doubtful anyone will watch anyways
— Veronika Kaufmann 🗽 (@kaufmannskrimis) July 4, 2019
Noooooo!!! Don’t do it!!!! Do NOT DO IT!!!!!!!!
— Penelope Pitstop (@CarrieAnnFonda1) July 4, 2019
— Peter R. Tauvers (@prtauvers) July 4, 2019
There is no way in hell I will watch the ego parade!
— 💙Cheryl IMPEACH TRUMP Shaw💙 (@clovesdshaw) July 4, 2019