President Trump’s upcoming address from the Oval Office on border security and his demand for a wall already has a CNN analyists seeking a delayed broadcast so journalists can “fact check and contextualize” the speech in a timely fashion. In addition, the Senate Minority Leader along with the Speaker of the House are demanding equal time from the networks:
NEW: Pelosi & Schumer: “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.” pic.twitter.com/LcXridm7mr
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) January 8, 2019
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) January 8, 2019
“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.”
-Pelosi & Schumer on tomorrow night’s primetime address
— Mike Emanuel ?? (@MikeEmanuelFox) January 8, 2019
Senator John Cornyn thinks there are some frayed nerves on the Dem side:
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) January 8, 2019
We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but the MSM is sure to be more than helpful when it comes to helping the Dems get their message out.
This is an actual statement released by people who think they are privileged to do this. I’ve never seen such contempt and tantrum behavior. https://t.co/mlX6adhV0P
— DeDe the Investigator (@DDinvestigator) January 8, 2019
Epic derangement insanity. Only the President gets the address. They just refuse to accept that they lost. https://t.co/6lXeilWYV1
— Gianna (@MsGiannaNYC) January 8, 2019
I heard once that elections have consequences
— Anonymous Anonymizer (@JonathanLingo) January 8, 2019
Yeah, who said that anyway? Heh.
Never seen that in the past. Do they realize this isn't the SOTU address?
— Common Sense (@Linc6080Common) January 8, 2019
Fortunately, for Democrats, there are several other options.
They can’t just go on Colbert? https://t.co/DVOvG5GWfn
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 8, 2019
Or Kimmel, Colbert, O’Brien. Seriously the liberal tb is endless!
— mommaL (@mommaL13) January 8, 2019
LOL. They’re flailing. Desperation ain’t pretty.
— MW (@mhwestbrook) January 8, 2019
And we probably haven’t seen anything yet!
It looks like CNN is making Chuck and Nancy’s demand a reality and will air live the Democratic response.
CNN plans to take the Democratic response live, the network announces; it’s unclear who will deliver the Dem speech
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 8, 2019