'We're not taking it': Rachel Maddow explains why MSNBC snubbed Donald Trump's 'grievances' speech
Former President Donald Trump delivered an angry speech at his Palm Beach, Florida Mar-a-Lago golf club on Tuesday night following his arraignment in New York City on thirty-four felony charges that were filed by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
MSNBC refused to air Trump's address, and host Rachel Maddow provided an explanation why the network declined to provide Trump with free press.
"I need to tell you that right now the former president, himself, is making remarks tonight from his home in Florida," Maddow said.
"As far as we can tell, and what we are prepared for here is that this is basically a campaign speech in which he is repeating his same lies and allegations against his perceived enemies. It is just getting started, so far he is just giving his normal list of grievances," Maddow continued.
"We don't consider that necessarily newsworthy, and there's a cost to us as a news organization of knowingly broadcasting untrue things," Maddow added. "So, our deal with you is that we will monitor these remarks. If he does say anything newsworthy, we will turn them around and report on that right away. But for now, just know that it's happening and we're not taking it."
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