President Donald Trump’s takeover of the Fourth of July celebration at the National Mall won’t completely take over the cable airwaves.
ABC, CBS, NBC and MSNBC doesn’t plan to carry his “Salute to America” live, though the network will assess in real time whether to air clips of the event.
Fox News is planning to cover “Salute to America” during a two-hour edition of “Special Report,” which airs from 6 to 8 p.m. And C-SPAN is planning to carry the event live, beginning at 6:15 p.m.
CNN representatives did not respond to requests for comment.
The question of whether networks provide airtime comes as Trump’s event has been dogged by criticism for politicizing the typically nonpartisan celebration of America’s independence and militarizing it with fighter jets flying overhead and tanks on the ground.
Many countries across the world do this and it’s nothing more then respect for these military people who are proud to show America how great they really are… These mainstream media outlets should be ashamed that they won’t air this 4th July celebration!