U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) dismissed MSNBC's refusal to air former President Donald Trump's Iowa victory speech after winning the state's GOP caucus to be the preferred presidential nominee.
On Monday, Trump beat the other top contenders with 51% of the total vote.
When Trump took the podium to make a victory speech, MSNBC refused to air his remarks.
WOW—Rachel Maddow admits on air that they’ve decided to censor the leading Republican candidate’s victory speech and will decide what they want the public to know later.— Te𝕏asLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) January 16, 2024
This why no one trusts the media—their tactics are exactly like 1984.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said on-air about the decision to censor the speech, "The projected winner of the Iowa caucuses has just started giving his victory speech. We will keep an eye on that as it happens. We will let you know if there is any news made in that speech, if there's anything noteworthy, something substantive and important."
The decision drew the swift ire of thousands nationwide, including Auburn basketball head coach Bruce Pearl.
While Tuberville applauded Trump's victory as one more step toward getting him back in the White House, he blew off MSNBC's actions as "typical."
"That's typical," Tuberville remarked. "I've never watched that channel, so I don't really understand what their thinking is. It is news. It is news, not just in this country but worldwide. He gave a great speech. It was a huge win, not just for President Trump, but for all American people, even the ones that don't vote for him, because we've got to have, got to have somebody to take back control of the White House that will go by the rule of law in this country. And this administration forgets what the Constitution is and what it's about, and they typically forget about the American people in the long run."
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