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Trump Furious About Fox News' Decision Not To Air His Rally Live

Ratings are down for uninterrupted Trump rallies, go figure. That is upsetting the White House.
Trump Furious About Fox News' Decision Not To Air His Rally Live
Hurricane Michael blew Trump's rally in Erie, Pennsylvania off of the airwaves. Or was it poor ratings? Image from: @bluegal

A White House spokesperson this week promised to “look into” a Fox News decision to cease broadcasting of Trump campaign rallies in full.

According to The Daily Beast, the White House is concerned about losing a key platform just before the midterms. Instead of airing the rallies in their entirety, the network has taken to showing abbreviated clips of the events.

Rallies in recent days have drawn significantly lower ratings, Politico reported. In some cases, Trump rallies have fewer viewers than regular Fox News programming.

A senior White House official reportedly said that White House Communication Director Bill Shine, a former Fox News executive, was expected to be in talks with the network about the decision to nix live Trump rallies.

The officials said that Shine would “look into that.”


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