Trump is not happy with late night TV hosts who constantly direct their humor at conservative politicians. As part of his Presidential duties, he took to Twitter early Saturday morning and suggested that Republicans should get as much TV coverage as liberal comedians. His legal precedent appears to be a Federal Communications Commission policy that requires equal air time for candidates during elections.
Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very "unfunny" & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017
More and more people are suggesting that Republicans (and me) should be given Equal Time on T.V. when you look at the one-sided coverage?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017
The time for equal coverage was when Trump was getting billions of dollars of free advertising during the campaign.— Anon Y Mous (@January_21_2017) October 7, 2017
The President wants equal time on TV. Does he know who gutted "The Fairness Doctrine?" That would be the FCC under Ronald Reagan in 1987.— ron insana (@rinsana) October 7, 2017
Trump's latest Twitter tantrum came two weeks after Kimmel condemned the GOP's relentless attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The ACA was instrumental in caring for people with pre-existing conditions, like Kimmel's son, who was born with congenital heart disease. Later, reports surfaced that Kimmel consulted New York Senator and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer for material to use in his monologue.
Here’s what happened. My wife and I were worried about health care. We didn’t like what the Republicans were doing, so we decided to have a baby with congenital heart defects. And then once we had that going for us, I went on TV, I spoke out, and we may have stopped Cassidy-Graham. I still can’t believe we pulled it off, but we did!