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TV networks struggle to book pro-Trump guests following statements about Charlottesville

TV networks struggle to book pro-Trump guests following statements about Charlottesville

Defending President Trump can be a lonely job, and this week it has become particularly tough for the TV news outlets to find someone to do it.

Executives and producers across the networks say the president’s harshly received comments on last weekend's deadly clash between far-right groups and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Va., have made it difficult to book guests to speak on behalf of the Trump agenda.

CBS News was turned down by 16 Republican members of Congress before finally booking Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.,to appear on this Sunday’s edition of its Washington discussion show “Face the Nation,” said a network insider not authorized to comment publicly. And Scott...

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