- 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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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.
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.
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.