Over 200 NBC and MSNBC employees are planning a 24-hour walkout Thursday in protest of the company's decision to lay off unionized journalists, the Washington Post reported, confirming former president Donald Trump's prediction that "all forms of media will tank if I'm not there."
The staffers will protest in front of NBC's Manhattan headquarters. The NBC News Digital union has already filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board over the firings, saying they were "abrupt and illegal."
NBC is far from the only left-leaning media company to undergo unexpected layoffs during Joe Biden's presidency. The Post itself has begun eliminating positions after losing half a million subscribers since Trump left office, the Washington Free Beacon reported last month. CNN fired hundreds of staffers in December.
Trump foresaw this media landscape back in 2017: "Newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I'm not there."