Trump thought that his speech at CPAC would be his big comeback, but outside of Fox News, other major networks have not shown the speech.
Here is what was on CNN and MSNBC while Trump was talking:
Matt Viser tweeted:
Former President Trump no longer has a twitter account. And in his first major speech since leaving office, Fox News is the only cable network carrying it live. A politician who thrived on the big megaphones that news and social media provided him now has neither.
— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 28, 2021
Kyle Griffin tweeted:
MSNBC and CNN aren’t playing the former president’s speech.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 28, 2021
Trump was a creation of free media in 2016. Trump got wall to wall coverage from cable and broadcast networks and that allowed his message to seep outside of the confines of conservative media. The free media faucet was turned off during his presidency and has not been turned back on. Trump’s 2020 campaign proved that a Republican presidential candidate can’t win a general election by only playing to conservative media.
Donald Trump thought that CPAC was going to be the launch of his big comeback. Instead, he remains a man shouting to his own echo chamber with delusions of successes that never were.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is 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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