Fed up with the “crooked” media, Donald Trump launches his own nightly newscast AP Photo/ Evan Vucci
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hugs a flag as he arrives to speak to a campaign rally, Monday, Oct. 24, 2016, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

It’s no secret that Donald Trump isn’t a fan of mainstream media, which he’s called “crooked” and has accused of supporting his rival during the presidential race.

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A master of using the media to get his message across, Trump has launched his own nightly newscast. The first installment of Trump’s live campaign coverage aired Monday on Facebook Live from Trump Tower in New York.

The program will run through Election Day, airing at 6:30 p.m. (ET). Hosted by campaign advisers Boris Epshteyn and Cliff Sims, the programs will lead in to Trump’s 7 p.m. rallies. The Blaze’s Tomi Lahren will also appear.

“This is a HISTORIC movement. Together, we will once again make a government by, for, and of the people! Help us close out the final weeks of this campaign strong and WIN,” the campaign wrote in the caption to the video, which included a link to a fundraising page.

The newscast is a way for the campaign to capitalize on Trump’s massive social media following in the run-up to the election. As of Tuesday morning, some 1.3 million people viewed the newscast.

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There is speculation this could be the precursor to “Trump TV,” as there have been recent rumblings the real estate mogul turned GOP presidential nominee is on the market to launch his own network.

(H/T: The Hill)

Yolanda R. Arrington is a content editor for Rare. Tweet her @iamyolanda and like her on Facebook.
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