(TheRedWire.com) – In a recent declaration, ex-President Donald Trump indicated a strong desire to put Comcast, the overseeing body of both NBC and MSNBC, under closer scrutiny if he wins the upcoming 2024 elections. His chief criticism revolves around what he perceives to be the company’s biased and one-sided reporting.
Trump highlighted his concerns, “When one looks at the nature of the coverage, particularly from NBC NEWS and more so MSNBC, there’s a pressing need to evaluate its larger implications on the nation’s discourse.”
Making no bones about his plans, Trump elaborated, “My commitment is clear. Should I have the honor of serving the U.S. presidency again, I am resolved to investigate certain sections of the mainstream media. Their alleged misrepresentations and skewed portrayals, especially by giants like Comcast, must be addressed.”
The ex-president used a term that has now become part of his lexicon when referring to the media. He described some outlets as the “enemy of the people,” insinuating that their reporting has been inaccurate and caused significant harm to the nation’s standing and unity.
While it’s not precisely clear what sparked this renewed critique from Trump, it is notable that he recently participated in a segment on NBC’s “Meet The Press” with host Kristen Welker. During this interview, Trump doubled down on his longstanding claims about irregularities in the 2020 election. His assertions about the election and his subsequent actions to challenge the results are subjects of ongoing legal battles, both at the federal level in Washington, D.C., and in the state of Georgia.
In a related media note, MSNBC recently hosted a detailed discussion about federal prosecutor Nora Dannehy’s decision to remove from the Trump-Russia investigation. Dannehy cited potential political interference as a significant reason for her departure.
Trump’s adversarial relationship with certain media entities is well-documented. He has consistently labeled reports that don’t align with his viewpoint as “fake news.” Furthermore, he doesn’t hesitate to call out individual media houses, and journalists he believes are particularly biased against him.
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