Fox News and CNN choose not to air Trump’s first official speech in 3 months

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Former President Donald Trump addresses the NCGOP state convention on June 5, 2021 in Greenville, North Carolina. The event is one of former U.S. President Donald Trumps first high-profile public appearances since leaving the White House in January.

  • Trump’s speech at the North Carolina GOP Convention on Saturday night was the first pubic address in months.
  • Both Fox News and CNN chose not to broadcast the address, Newsweek reported.
  • One America News and Newsmax both aired the speech live and in full.
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Fox News and CNN did not broadcast former President Donald Trump’s first public speech in three months, Newsweek reported.

Trump’s address at the North Carolina GOP State Convention on Saturday night was the first time the former president had made a public address since his Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) speech in February.

Fox News, a station once loved but now much-maligned by the former president, broadcast a pre-taped episode of “Watters’ World” instead of Trump’s address.

CNN dedicated a segment to analyzing the importance of the address instead of actually airing Trump’s speech, Newsweek said.

Read more: Fox News isn’t even pretending to be a news network anymore. It’s time for consumers to force cable providers and advertisers to drop the network.

Fox News was once Trump’s favorite news channel, but he has repeatedly trashed it in recent years. He has called it “unwatchable” and has urged his followers to watch “anything else,” Insider’s Yelena Dzhanova reported.

One America News (OAN) and Newsmax are now battling it out for pro-Trump viewers, Insider reported. Both of the conservative networks decided to air the former president’s speech live, Newsweek said.

MSNBC showed some of the address, with a correspondent speaking over the remarks, Newsweek added.

Insider reached out to Fox News and CNN for comment but did not immediately receive a response.

During the address, Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd for the Senate seat being vacated by three-term Sen. Richard Burr in 2022.

The endorsement came after Tar Heel native Lara Trump, the wife of presidential son Eric Trump, declined to run for the seat, Insider’s John L. Dorman reported.

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Members are quitting Mar-a-Lago because it has become a ‘sad’ and ‘dispirited’ place since Trump moved in, author says

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Mar-a-Lago has become a ‘sad place’ since Trump moved in, author Laurence Leamer claims

  • Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf resort has become a ‘sad place’ since he moved in, an expert on the resort told MSNBC.
  • Members are quitting and want nothing to do with Trump, Laurence Leamer told the cable channel.
  • Previous reports said that Trump’s Florida neighbors have taken legal action to stop him from taking up residence.
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Former President Donald Trump’s return to his glitzy Florida golf resort – Mar-a-Lago – has reportedly not been met with fanfare by the club’s wealthy members.

Mar-a-Lago’s mood is “dispirited,” and people are canceling their memberships, the author of a book on the resort told MSNBC.

“I’ve talked to a bunch of people the last couple of days,” Laurence Leamer told the cable channel. “A lot of people have quit Mar-a-Lago.”

The author of “Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump’s Presidential Palace” then remarked that members are leaving due to concerns that they might be featured in newspaper articles.

Read more: 10 huge hits to Trump’s business from the pandemic that may be permanent.

Leamer says Trump’s declining popularity has also turned off members.

He told MSNBC: “They don’t want anything to do with Donald Trump. Many of the members, they’re not going there very often because it’s a very dispirited place.”

He continued: “It’s a sad place for Trump to be hanging out. It’s not what it was.”

Leamer later added: “They’re walking away from him. Even here, people don’t like him.”

Members, who pay $200,000 to join the club, have voiced their concern about Trump’s return to Mar-a-Lago.

It has been reported that his neighbors have been taking legal to prevent the former president from permanently residing there. They are reportedly taking legal action to try and prevent the move from becoming permanent, according to The Washington Post.

The neighbors wrote a secret letter to Palm Beach authorities and the US Secret Service arguing that Trump has no legal right to live at Mar-a-Lago full-time, The Post reported.

It said that authorities should notify Trump that he is not allowed to become a permanent resident to avoid an “embarrassing situation” whereby he would be evicted, the paper said.

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