President Trump thinks late-night time comedy is not any laughing matter.
He slapped again at TV hosts and their snarky monologues on Twitter Saturday morning — and hinted at regulatory retaliation.
“Late Night time host are coping with the Democrats for his or her very ‘unfunny’ & repetitive materials, all the time anti-Trump!” he complained at eight:00 am. “Ought to we get Equal Time?”
The Federal Communications Fee’s “equal time” rule requires broadcast TV and radio networks to provide opposing political candidates equal alternatives for airtime.
However it has by no means utilized to commentators – or to sitting politicians outdoors of marketing campaign season.
Trump pressed the purpose with a second tweet.
“Increasingly individuals are suggesting that Republicans (and me) ought to be given Equal Time on T.V. if you take a look at the one-sided protection?” he mused.
Jimmy Kimmel, who has ramped up his political criticism on his nightly ABC present in current weeks, claimed to welcome the president’s concept.
“Wonderful level Mr. President!” Kimmel tweeted. “You must give up that boring job – I’ll let you’ve my present ALL to your self #MAGA”