Trump cites 'equal time' rule while complaining about late night show criticism

  • Trump cites 'equal time' rule while complaining about late night show criticism

Trump cites 'equal time' rule while complaining about late night show criticism

As The Hill noted, Trump's tweet "came about an hour after Fox News" "Fox and Friends' aired a segment accusing late night comedians like Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon of '[taking] a hard turn to the left'".

"The Senate Intel Committee, by the way, is looking into the fake news stories the Russians made up to help him win the election", Kimmel said.

While there is an "equal-time rule" that is in effect for political candidates which states that broadcasters are required to give opposing political views equal time on the air, this rule is only for those individuals who are not now in office. Kimmel invited him to quit his job and take over his, Meyers invited him to a fictional show to Antarctica, and The Daily Show brought up his infamous Access Hollywood comments with Billy Bush.

President Donald Trump has suggested that he should be given the same amount of screen time as Democrat comedians enjoy on late night television.

In response to the President of the United States' tweet this morning kvetching about partisanship in late night comedy, Kimmel joined Seth Meyers in providing punchlines to the slow-pitch lob.

Trump didn't specify in his tweets which shows or broadcasts are "dealing with the Democrats", nor did he mention whether he would be in favor of requiring conservative media outlets to give balance to opposing perspectives.

"President Trump is anything but jolly today", Kimmel said.

Sometimes it's facts, other times it's how people are pointing out what an bad excuse for a human being he is, and now it's late night TV show hosts making fun of him.

As you would imagine, the response among many late-night hosts to Trump's profession was about what you would expect.

"That's not how it works", Mike DiCenzo of "The Tonight Show" (pictured above) tweeted. This particular rule also does not seem to apply to late-night talk show hosts, as they are not actually broadcasting the news. "Now kindly stop tweeting nonsense and go do your job for once".