Whoa: Trump TV is now a reality

As the mainstream media has proven itself an enemy of the current administration, and we know the president prefers to go direct to voters with Twitter, is his own television network that much of a stretch?

Prior to the November election, when the media consensus was that there was a greater chance of hell freezing over than Donald Trump actually winning the election, there was speculation as to whether or not he’d parlay his base from a failed presidential campaign into an audience for his own news network.

“The Donald Trump TV Network Could Be Just Three Months Away” NBC News informed us in mid-October of last year, and they were only wrong in their premise that it could come following a Trump loss. Just two days ago, former CNN commentator Kayleigh McEnany announced that she’d be leaving the network – and we didn’t need to stay tuned for long to get an update.

According to the New York PostMcEnany, a former President Trump surrogate who turned CNN pundit, has returned to Team Trump, appearing on a Facebook feed Sunday to trumpet the administration’s successes.

“President Trump has clearly steered the economy back in the right direction,” she said on Donald Trump’s Facebook page, which the White House has been using to boast about the president’s successes.

McEnany, who left the cable news network in August, talked about the Raise Act – a proposal to limit legal immigration – jobs numbers and Trump awarding the Medal of Honor to Vietnam War veteran James McCloughan.

“Thank you for joining us, everybody. I’m Kayleigh McEnany, and that’s the real news , ” she said as she signed off on the 90-second video clip.

Weekly Update 8.6.17

Join Kayleigh McEnany as she provides you the news of the week from Trump Tower in New York! #MAGA #TeamTrumpPaid for by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Sunday, August 6, 2017

Earlier last week Trump shared a short clip on his Facebook page featuring his daughter-in-law Lara Trump, in which she recounted some of the more positive stories that took place in the White House’s recent chaotic week. “I bet you haven’t heard about all the accomplishments the president had this week, because there’s so much fake news out there,” she begins.

Want to know what President Trump did this week? Watch here for REAL news!Paid for by Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Sunday, July 30, 2017

It’s hardly the full-blown network that was expected in the event of a Trump defeat, but it’s no wonder that he would start publishing pro-Trump broadcasts given how the rest of the media covers his administration.

It’ll be amusing to see the mainstream media spin this as “State-run news,” as if they didn’t serve that function the past eight years.

[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]

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