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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:38 PM

How desperate is Trump? He wants to do weekly 'Fox & Friends' stints.

Opinion by Erik Wemple

The authoritarian politico famous for idealizing the American past is itching to rekindle a bit of his own recent history. “Good to be here, great to be with my friends. I think we’re going to do this — we’ve agreed to it once a week in the morning, and I look forward to it. Like the old days,” said President Trump on Tuesday morning in an interview with the hosts of “Fox & Friends,” the remarkably stupid No. 1 morning show on cable news.

“I haven’t heard that, well that’s an exclusive right there,” said co-host Steve Doocy. “That’s fantastic,” said co-host Brian Kilmeade. Ainsley Earhardt, the third co-host, showed a wide smile.

“That’s why you have great people working for you, you don’t have to even get involved. You have the best people. And you do actually, and so anyway we’ve agreed to do it probably mostly on Monday, we’re going to do it mostly on Monday and if we have to Tuesday.”

“We’ll see how that goes,” Earhardt replied, and noted that they’d asked Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to appear on the show.

The exchange was awkward but illustrative: Here was the president of the United States apprising “news” anchors how they’d be scheduling their show in the coming months. Instead of inquiring further about just how this notion had arisen, they responded like the propagandists they’ve been for years: Great!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/15/how-desperate-is-trump-he-wants-do-weekly-fox-friends-stints/

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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:41 PM

1. He wants another format for his two minutes of hate...

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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:41 PM

2. be great if another network gives Biden same "free" election ad time as well

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:42 PM

3. He's getting free advertising and when he says something outrageous on there the other

Networks will breathlessly report and give him more free air time. Just like he did in 2016. I wish the cables wouldn’t wall for it again this time. He doesn’t need to pay for ads because they give him free airwaves.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:44 PM

4. It's as idiotic as it is desperate.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:49 PM

5. So he doesnt have to

Spend a dime.
All the FREE advertising.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 05:52 PM

6. Hell, he went daily on Morning Joe in 2016.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 07:50 PM

7. This needs to be analyzed fiscally...how much advertising is Fox giving him...is the $amount

Over any legal limits...

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 09:25 PM

8. does he not realize we won't lose the vote of people stupid enough to watch that show?

he really is clueless

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