Everyman Donald Trump Finally Has Two Cable News Outlets To Let Him Speak His Mind

By Alex Weprin Comment

Poor Donald Trump.

He is just a normal, everyday billionaire, and all he ever wanted was to have his voice heard. For many years, cable news channels would go more than a week without interviewing him. Sometimes, he would only appear on TV as little as once a month–an eternity for his gold-plated DVR. The horror!

Luckily, Trump has finally been recognized as the political and economic savant that he truly is. There are now two cable news channels that are giving him a chance to speak his mind in a regular segment every single week.

The first is his Monday morning segment on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.” That one isn’t new, Trump has been calling in weekly to that program since last April.

Now however, a second cable network has generously given Mr. Trump time to share his thoughts. CNBC’s “Squawk Box” (a competitor to “Fox & Friends”) started “Trump Tuesdays” a few weeks ago. The focus tends to be a bit more on the economy, but there is still plenty of politics, as this week’s segment shows:

For a little guy like Donald Trump, it also serves to help his opinion–which would surely remain a mystery were it not for FNC and CNBC–to get out in the public sphere. It also gives him a chance to talk about anything he forgot to mention on “Fox & Friends” Monday.

Clearly, “Fox & Friends” and “Squawk Box” is just the beginning. Trump needs to ensure that all cable news viewers get a chance to hear him opine.

While Trump and MSNBC have no love lost between them, he has appeared regularly on CNN, on shows like “Erin Burnett Outfront” and “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Clearly CNN’s new morning show “Starting Point” needs a weekly dose of Trump. According to our calender, he is free on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, so get on it.