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3 Major Networks Just Axed Trump's 'Salute to America' to Run Shows Like 'Jeopardy!' Instead

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President Donald Trump is putting on a show to celebrate America’s independence.

The event, meant to laud the Fourth of July and the might of the American military, will take place Thursday night.

But if you are planning on watching the patriotic jubilation, don’t turn your channel to ABC.

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Or CBS.

Or NBC.

None of those stations are airing the event on their over-the-air channels, according to the Daily Mail.

Rather, they’re all airing their regularly programmed broadcasts of the nightly news … and Jeopardy.

I’ll take unpatriotic and boring for $1776, Alex.

The very first paragraph of CBS’s write-up about the event pooh-pooh’s whatever patriotic vibes you might have had. “The president’s critics have chastised him for bringing costly military equipment reminiscent of more dictatorial regimes and for placing himself center stage in the typically nonpartisan celebration,” CBS reports.

CBS anchors may as well have put on Kaepernick jerseys, eaten tofu burgers, stomped on red, white and blue cupcakes, and thrown darts at pictures of a bald eagle.

Should the major TV networks be airing the Salute to America?

Trump has applauded the celebration as an opportunity to show “the American people, among other things, the strongest and most advanced Military anywhere in the World. Incredible Flyovers & biggest ever Fireworks!”

The president has called the event “the show of a lifetime.”

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As to the cost, Trump tweeted, “The cost of our great Salute to America tomorrow will be very little compared to what it is worth. We own the planes, we have the pilots, the airport is right next door (Andrews), all we need is the fuel. We own the tanks and all. Fireworks are donated by two of the greats. Nice!”

Trump’s pro-America extravaganza will be aired on Fox News and C-Span.

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G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal.
G.S. Hair is the former executive editor of The Western Journal and vice president of digital content of Liftable Media.

After graduating law school from the Cecil C. Humphries School of Law, Mr. Hair spent a decade as an attorney practicing at the trial and appellate level in Arkansas and Tennessee. He represented clients in civil litigation, contractual disputes, criminal defense and domestic matters. He spent a significant amount of time representing indigent clients who could not afford private counsel in civil or criminal matters. A desire for justice and fairness was a driving force in Mr. Hair's philosophy of representation. Inspired by Christ’s role as an advocate on our behalf before God, he often represented clients who had no one else to fight on their behalf.

Mr. Hair has been a consultant for Republican political candidates and has crafted grassroots campaign strategies to help mobilize voters in staunchly Democrat regions of the Eastern United States.

In early 2015, he began writing for Conservative Tribune. After the site was acquired by Liftable Media, he shut down his law practice, moved to Arizona and transitioned into the position of site director. He then transitioned to vice president of content. In 2018, after Liftable Media folded all its brands into The Western Journal, he was named executive editor. His mission is to advance conservative principles and be a positive and truthful voice in the media.

He is married and has four children. He resides in Phoenix, Arizona.
Birthplace
South Carolina
Education
Homeschooled (and proud of it); B.A. Mississippi College; J.D. University Of Memphis
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Culture, Faith, Politics




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