In 2014, networks refused to air President Obama's immigration speech because it was deemed too "partisan." Now, many are lining up to air Trump's speech on his racist border wall and on immigration. Tell the networks: Stop spreading Trump's lies.
Dear MoveOn member,
Donald Trump has been lying about immigration, throwing a tantrum over his dream for a wasteful, racist border wall, and riling up vitriol and hate.
Now, he is demanding a primetime stage for his hateful lies, which is why MoveOn members are signing on to this petition to CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS, which says:
Let's all remember, Donald Trump started off his anti-immigration rhetoric by spewing racism against Mexicans. He then went on to say he will implement a Muslim Ban, and it was one of the first policies he implemented as president.
Trump has shut down the government and is holding our government and the livelihood of 800,000 workers and their families hostage over a racist, wasteful wall.
At every turn, he lies about the justification for the wall. And he attacks immigrants, riling up xenophobic and anti-Muslim fervor around the country.
Now, he has asked to address the nation about the wall—and indications are he'll continue his barrage of lies and assaults on immigrants. It is easy for networks to respond: They can refuse his request for airtime.
Networks refused to air President Obama's 2014 speech on immigration. Trump's speech, if it follows his track record, will be full of lies and attacks, all about shoring up right-wing political support.
Networks can send a clear message to a man who has attacked immigrants and Muslims, abused the free press, shuttered our government, and threatens democracy: Refuse to air his hateful lies.
Thanks for all you do.
–Justin, Gabby, Iram, Schuyler, and the rest of the team
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