CNN Cuts Away From Trump’s Tax Reform Speech 27 Min Before Fox, MSNBC


President Donald Trump made a major push for tax reform in Springfield, Mo., on Wednesday, and CNN decided to cut away after just eight minutes of the speech.

MSNBC and Fox News, among other outlets, showed the full 34 minutes of the president's speech.

"I'm especially pleased to be here in Springfield, the birthplace of the great American icon, the legendary Route 66. Who would have known that? This is the place where the Main Street of America got its start and this is where America's Main Street will begin its big, beautiful comeback," Trump said at the event. "You are seeing it now. This is a comeback of historic proportions. You are seeing it happen now."

CNN cut out at the president's Route 66 comment.

"President Trump there in Springfield, Missouri. We just wanted to dip in and hear those comments on Hurricane Harvey," CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin said. "We saw him yesterday in both Corpus Christi and Austin. He is there beginning this effort to sell this, you know, sweeping overhaul of the tax code. Apparently, though, congressional leaders in the White House haven't hammered out the details of that, so we're standing by as Congress of course goes back to work next week."

CNN missed showing a number of Trump's points on tax reform, including details on the proposed tax rates, and his criticism of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.).

Trump told the local crowd that they should vote McCaskill out of office if she does not support his tax reform agenda, the Hill reported.

"We must lower our taxes and your senator, Claire McCaskill, she must do this for you, and if she doesn't, you have to vote her out of office," Trump said to cheers from the crowd.

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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