Trump still thinks he will get tons of free cable news coverage, but when he held a media availability at Mar-a-Lago, none of the networks showed up.
Wow! Trump hosted a “media availability” slot at his annual New Years Eve event at Mar-a-Lago and not a single cable news network showed up. He spoke for less than 5 minutes. Oops.
When Trump loses Fox & Newsmax he’s got real problems and it looks like he saw it coming. pic.twitter.com/fNNnL8pCRm
— Christopher Webb (@cwebbonline) January 1, 2023
Trump appeared tired last night at Mar-a-Lago when taking limited questions from the press (a total of 2 minutes)—as he couldn’t even fire back on a question about DeSantis. Instead, he was rendered mute. To make it worse, Newsmax didn’t even pick up his remarks.
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) January 1, 2023
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Trump is so detached from reality that he thought the media would come running if he announced that he would talk to them at his private club. Well, talk to them is not exactly correct. Trump talks at the media.
Why would the media rush to cover anything that Trump has to say? He has been telling the same lies for years. His act is stale, and he appears to be a presidential candidate in technicality only.
If he ever actually campaigns, Donald Trump will get some coverage, but this isn’t 2016 anymore. Trump doesn’t move ratings for anyone, including Fox News, and without Fox, it is difficult to see the former president getting any media coverage.
Trump, just like Norma Desmond in the 1950 Hollywood classic Sunset Boulevard, is ready for his close-up, but the cameras and public attention have long since departed.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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