Trump campaign launches nightly news show on Facebook Live, just what America needs
Just in case there was any doubt that Donald Trump was in this race to serve his personal ego, the Trump campaign is producing a nightly newscast on Facebook Live that will be all Trump, all the time. Because we all need more of The Donald and the bile he and his supporters spew in our lives. This will surely make America great. Greater than it’s ever been.
Really, what would we do without a nightly “news” show with updates about the state of the country from Trump surrogates? The show will air every day at 6:30 p.m. ET and will feature senior campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn, a commentator from Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, Tomi Lahren, and campaign advisor Cliff Sims live and direct from Trump Tower’s “campaign war room.” They also plan on streaming Trump rallies live every night and including pre- and post-event commentary,
The campaign war room sounds like a man cave with scantily clad women serving cigars and stiff drinks while Barron Trump and Rudy Giuliani work out the specifics of the Mexican border wall using Legos. That’s basically how the campaign has been run thus far, so why change now? The show premiered Monday night with the hosts interviewing Trump campaign manager KellyAnne Conway and adviser Jason Miller and, although there were no Legos, it was just as nonsensical. I can’t wait to see the rest of the season.
This is all, according to Epshteyn, a reaction to what the Trump campaign believes is the media bias holding the Republican nominee down. “We all know how strong the left wing media bias is. This is us delivering our message to voters,” he told Wired. There have been rumors that Trump is looking into launching a TV network, Trump TV, after the election, but this new move shouldn’t be seen as a test drive to get viewers ready for that shitshow. “It has nothing to do with Trump TV. It’s about using 21st century technology and communication in a way that’s effective,” Epshteyn said.
Sure, Epshteyn. We all believe that.
On Monday’s episode, the hosts reiterated that this was not Trump TV, but “Live from Trump Tower,” and “an effort by us to reach out to you,” as they put it. In the lead up to the election, this sort of makes sense, getting in their supporters’ faces to turn out the vote any way they can. The Trump campaign’s entire schtick is that the media is “rigging” the election by reporting on Trump’s sexual assault allegations and, well, all of the other dumb shit he does and says.
But Trump supporters want nothing to do with all of that. They would rather get their information about Trump from Trump himself, since Trump alone is the only one they can trust. As if cable news and social media hadn’t already polarized the nation enough, Trump’s new live Facebook show will serve only to increase the divide between liberals and conservatives and facts and the fictional problems Trump hopes to fix if by some horrible twist of fate he ends up in the Oval Office.