Petulant CNN cut away from President Donald Trump’s re-election announcement speech after only six minutes because the crowd began chanting, “CNN SUCKS!”
Apparently, MSNBC also skipped the speech and for sure the big three networks did not fully cover the president’s speech.
Our President is speaking In Florida, but you can't watch it on CNN or MSNBC. They are so afraid of hearing his message they just blocked him out. FOX has it.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) June 19, 2019
A few minutes into his speech, Trump brought up the 2016 presidential election describing it as “a defining moment in American history.”
“The fact is the American Dream is back. It’s bigger and better, and stronger than ever, before. 2016 was not merely another four-year election. This was a defining moment in American history. Ask them right there,” Trump said of the press.
That was when the press broke out in chants of “CNN SUCKS!”
“By the way, that is a lot of fake news back there,” Trump added after the chant. “That’s a lot. You know what I say, the amount of press we have tonight reminds me of the Academy Awards before it went political and their ratings went down the tubes.”
But then, CNN viewers were left in the lurch as the network left the president’s speech.
Despite CNN’s petulance, though, the huge crowd was having a great time.
Indeed, when the president introduced the retiring White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the crowd broke out in a sustained standing ovation.
Shouts of “Sarah, Sarah, Sarah,” broke out.
And the excitement reached far from the site of the speech. In fact, Trump raised more money than any Democrat candidate. The president brought in an amazing $35 million in donations.
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