Trump Turns Tragedy Into Success

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Following former President Donald Trump’s indictment, news outlets and media companies have been focusing their media coverage on his story, leaving little space for his presidential race opponents to make the news. From the moment that Trump’s indictment was announced, news networks have focused their attention religiously on the matter, even when there was little information out there.

In fact, Local news helicopters went as far as to follow Trump as he exited his home in Mar-a-Lago Florida to head to New York for his arraignment. On Tuesday, the day of Trump’s arraignment, news outlets appeared to be entirely focused on the court case, with a few articles also paying attention to the Wisconsin election.

Despite the extensive coverage in the past week, there is no sign that the general public is done with reading and hearing about Trump. As one Democratic strategist stated that while cable networks “love to hate him” generally, the former President was good for business. As the strategist pointed out, “Trump sells,” whether it is books, conversations, or television ratings.

This is not the first time that such a comment has been made. Seven years ago, then-CBS CEO Les Moonves had claimed about Trump that while his presidential campaign might not end up being good for America it had been “damn good for CBS.”

MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough, who has in the past been a vocal critic of Trump and his allies, also used his Wednesday morning show to claim that Trump was “manipulating” media companies as part of his campaign strategy.

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