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Trump TV?

Haley Daniels, Reporter

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A new tactic used by Donald Trump has some questioning his presidential ability.

That tactic is what many are calling Trump TV. As of now, it isn’t much of TV; it is only an iPad videotaping a couple of his supporters, streamed on Facebook Live. Reported by CNN (Cable News Network), Trump is “paving a way” to a post election news network through this.

Mollie Hemmingway, Senior Editor for The Federalist, said that she doesn’t understand why Trump’s campaign would try to create such a thing. According to CNN, she went on to say that with the media as hard to trust as it is, Trump’s campaign should not further corrupt it.

In this June 30, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at the former Osram Sylvania light bulb factory in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

In this June 30, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at the former Osram Sylvania light bulb factory in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Hemmingway said, “Rather than tell people what to do, they [Trump’s campaign] should just report actual facts.”

Jane Hall, Professor at the School of Communications at American University, said in the CNN interview that Trump’s possible program could reach people that are critical of Fox News, a notoriously republican news network. Although Hall said this would not be bad, she said it would most definitely be cheap. She said all they would need is something to record, and they wouldn’t have to set up their “own” network.

Matt Bai, a reporter for Yahoo! News, “Matt Bai’s Political World”, reported that Trump TV started the week of October 21st.

Bai said, “Trump’s feed, streaming live on Facebook from the ‘war room’ in Trump Tower, is remarkable in that it “self-consciously mimics everything about your conventional cable show.”

Bai then said that there is lively banter between the hosts. He also said, “[there is] a parade of genial guests who appear to have just dropped in, and a platinum blond bomb-throwing commentator with no particular qualifications in anything.”

The Huffington Post reported Trump TV as, “[…] the presumed fallback venture for GOP candidate Donald Trump if he loses the election.”

The New Republic stated that he will try to create Trump TV whether or not he loses, “[…] so in theory the Trump presidency could be a non-stop reality show.”  

Whether or not this is Trump’s way of getting back at the nation for what he has claimed is a “rigged election”, according to The New York Times,  the world will find out November 8th.

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Haley Daniels, Hershey Editor

Haley Daniels is the editor of the Hershey section. She is a junior  at HHS and has been a part of the Broadcaster for two years. Haley enjoys dogs, lacrosse,...

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