Broadcast Networks Consider Snubbing President Trump’s Immigration Address *UPDATED*
Update: The major broadcast networks all agreed to air President Trump’s address to the nation Tuesday.
Monday evening, Pelosi and Schumer released a joint statement demanding Democrats get ‘equal airtime’ to respond to President Trump.
President Trump confirmed Monday afternoon he will address the nation Tuesday evening from the Oval Office on the national security crisis at the southern border.
The White House asked broadcast networks to carve out at least eight minutes at 9 PM ET Tuesday night where President Trump may declare a national emergency.
The four major networks – NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox may snub President Trump’s Oval Office immigration address set for 9 PM ET Tuesday night.
The networks are currently debating whether to air President Trump’s address, reported NBC News.
If the networks choose to snub the President, this will only confirm his argument that the media is biased against him.
The major networks aired former President George W. Bush’s address in 2006, but opted to pass on Obama’s immigration address in 2014.
President Trump is scheduled to visit the Southern border on Thursday, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders who made the announcement via Twitter on Monday.
If the networks pass him up on his immigration address Tuesday night, they will potentially miss out on a huge announcement from the President.
This bias is another reason why the President often bypasses major networks and speaks directly to the American people from his social media accounts.