The throngs prove at each and every Trump rally that the best coverage of all is not the networks—but BEING THERE!

It’s Midterms 2018—and YOU Are There

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It’s Midterms 2018—and YOU Are There
It’s the middle of the Midterm Election Campaign and President Donald Trump is drawing tens of thousands of patriots to his rallies.  That’s hundreds of thousands if you add them all up.

People line up for hours to get into the rally venues and stand outside. sometimes in the chill and rain for hours as they did in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Tuesday night.

Indeed, they’re even lining up the night before.


Fact is, deranged Democrats are trying to ride a blue wave into election victory when their “Resistance” Leader Barack Obama can only draw as few as 700 supporters to his public addresses, and when Trump’s failed opponent Hillary Clinton has moved further back in the political arena and is down to a13-city tour with her husband Slick Willy in tow.

Wishful thinkers at left-leaning news sites like News Week and Politico are trying to convince themselves that “in a crucial period with midterms less than a month away, some in the White House are worried that the president is losing a megaphone to his base”.

They incorrectly see Fox News as the megaphone and not the overwhelming popularity and force of personality of America’s 45th.

Other than Right Side Broadcasting most other networks covering the rallies do not give their audiences sweeping views of the massive size of the throngs.

As President Trump likes to say, “They just can’t do it!”

In their constant state of denial, here’s what Politico concludes:

“President Donald Trump loves to brag about ratings, but he’s not getting them anymore. (Politico, Oct. 10, 2018)

Need we remind them that candidate Trump didn’t show up as the winner in the 2016 pre-election polls either, but won the presidency handily.

“As he’s ramped up his rally schedule ahead of the midterms, viewership numbers for the raucous prime-time events have been roughly similar to — sometimes dipping below — Fox News’ regular programming, and the network has recently stopped airing most evening events in full.” (Politico)

“During three Trump rallies last week, Fox News showed clips and highlights from his speeches but stuck largely with its normal weekday prime-time programming. On Saturday, when “Fox Report Weekend” and “Justice with Judge Jeanine” would ordinarily air, the network showed Trump’s speech from Topeka, Kan., in full. But on Tuesday, a rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, was particularly hard to find — it was not aired live on any major network, and even C-SPAN cut away for other news.

“And on Wednesday night, as Trump took the stage in Erie, Pa., at 7 p.m., Fox News stuck with its coverage of Hurricane Michael.

“Since Trump took office, CNN and MSNBC have mostly declined to air his campaign rallies, though, like Fox News, they’ll typically carry any presidential speeches or comments to reporters.”

Could that be because they’re too busy chasing down scandals that try to make the president look like a Russian colluder who stole the election from Hillary Clinton?

“Fox still provides livestreams of the campaign events online, but during a crucial period, with the midterms less than a month away, some in the White House are worried that the president is losing a prime-time megaphone to his base.” (Politico)

Could that “some in the White House” worried about Trump’s losing a prime time megaphone to his base” be Obama and Hillary plants in the Deep State?

“The loss of national coverage is equally, if not more, concerning to the candidates on whose behalf Trump is traveling the country. (Politico)

“It exposes us to a national audience that we normally don’t get to,” a Senate Republican campaign staffer said of the coverage of Trump rallies. “We tend to see lots of new sign-ups and small-dollar donations. There’s obviously folks streaming [rallies] online, but being able to be onstage with the president in front of a prime-time audience is huge for a campaign trying to reach conservatives across the country who will open up their wallets.”

“A source close to Trump described the declining coverage as a “huge loss on the state and local level for Republicans because they’re certainly not going to get any of that on other cable networks.”

You can say that again, Source X.




“If they stop taking them completely, that might create a problem,” this person said.(Politico)

“Trump is a massive consumer of the media, so he may be disappointed.” “Neither Fox News nor the White House responded to requests for comment.

“But from Fox’s perspective, Trump is no longer a sure bet to beat Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity or Laura Ingraham. For instance, on Aug. 30, Fox News’ 8 p.m. hour was mostly consumed by Trump’s rally in Evansville, Ind., earning 2.536 million viewers, according to Nielsen, compared to the 2.8 million viewers Carlson averaged at that time during 2018’s third quarter.

“In 2017, when Trump rallied much less frequently, his events at times popped for more than 4 million viewers on Fox News — a number he hasn’t come close to in 2018, according to a POLITICO assessment of Nielsen ratings. This year, numbers have typically ranged from 2.5 to 3.5 million, per Nielsen, depending on a variety of factors, including day, time and whether there’s something big on another channel.”

Could it be that with no other network support other than the sometimes Fox, President Trump is more popular with folk than Carlson, Hannity or Ingraham?

The throngs prove at each and every Trump rally that the best coverage of all is not the networks—but BEING THERE!



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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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