Trump gets primetime airtime from all the major networks for his 8-minute "Address the Nation on the Humanitarian and National Security crisis on our Southern Border" https://t.co/QudfRdyyx2
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) January 7, 2019
Has anyone explained to Trump (or those encouraging him) that it’s not like you say “state of emergency” and billions of $ start falling from the sky? You have to actually unlock specific funding sources? And you can’t declare one until you spell out how you’re using it?
— Dara Lind (@DLind) January 8, 2019
Pelosi and Schumer in statement: “Now that the television networks have decided to air the president’s address, which if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation, Democrats must immediately be given equal airtime.”
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 8, 2019
Here is the brutal reality: because Barack Obama did not disparage, degrade or threaten TV networks, or call them the enemy of the people, they were perfectly content to deny him airtime for his immigration address. Because Trump did all of those things, they were intimidated. Oy
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) January 8, 2019
Just so we're clear: we've reached a point in America where there's a debate whether to put a camera in front of the President & broadcast his words to the American people because genuine concerns on both sides exist about whether those words will be truthful. During a shutdown.
— Laura Coates (@thelauracoates) January 7, 2019
I will watch the Oval Office speech with one stipulation. pic.twitter.com/lve8a5gWqE
— Schooley (@Rschooley) January 8, 2019