The Trump campaign launched what it says will be “nightly campaign coverage” in a live broadcast on the Republican nominee’s Facebook page Monday night.
The coverage began at 6:30 p.m. ET, the same time as most network nightly newscasts. Hosted by Trump campaign advisers Boris Epshteyn and Cliff Sims, the show was broadcast from the campaign war room in Trump Tower via Facebook Live, the social media platform’s live streaming feature.
The show included an interview with campaign manager KellyAnne Conway and a segment with conservative commentator Tomi Lahren. Although shot to mimic a news program, the broadcast was essentially a campaign advertisement with only glowing coverage of Trump and sharp criticism of his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. After about 40 minutes the broadcast cut to live coverage of Trump’s speech from Tampa, Fla.