Trump’s speech last night was largely a campaign speech for his 2020 campaign (from my analysis of what I read about it). It was supposed to be about the Republican candidate for Congress, but with Trump it’s always about him.
- Trump filed paperwork to run for 2020 a year ago.
- Trump appointed a campaign manager for 2020.
- Trump has a slogan for his 2020 campaign
- Trump’s 2020 campaign has over $20 million in the bank already.
In light of all this, I think the TV networks need to give Democrats equal time when Trump gives a campaign speech like last night. I understand why they cover it since he is the president. However, it’s unfair to the Democrats that he gets free air time for political messages.
The Democrats don’t have a candidate yet but I am sure they could find someone to give a response similar to the responses to the State of the Union messages.
Trump is a terrible president but he is a master of manipulating the TV networks. He got a lot of free TV time in the primaries and general election because he said outrageous things that would draw viewers. He’s doing it again and it’s already creating an unfair environment for 2020. Sad!