President Trump proposes state-run TV network
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Commander in Chief wants a TV network "to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!"
President Trump tweeted about his proposal Monday, suggesting the United States operate it's own media outlet.
While CNN doesn’t do great in the United States based on ratings, outside of the U.S. they have very little competition. Throughout the world, CNN has a powerful voice portraying the United States in an unfair....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
....and false way. Something has to be done, including the possibility of the United States starting our own Worldwide Network to show the World the way we really are, GREAT!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2018
It's no secret the President holds disdain for much of the media, labeling some networks 'fake news.'
This apparently has led the way to the proposal, which has critics drawing similarities to the state-run networks in Russia, China and North Korea.
The President's right hand man, Vice President Mike Pence, made a similar proposal during his time as Indiana's governor.
Pence proposed a state-run news service in early 2015. The plan was quickly scrapped after public and political uproar.
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