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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Fox News to Air 'Real Donald Trump'

A spokesperson for Fox News announced yesterday that that network and First Daughter Ivanka Trump are teaming up to create a weekly series titled "Real Donald Trump." The spokesperson noted that this venture is the first reality show on Fox News in the 21-year history of the network.

The series is premiering Monday, June 5 2017 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The Fox network will rerun each episode at midnight on the following Sunday. Preliminary responses to this included disdain regarding any all-news network adding a reality show to its schedule and speculation that this for-profit venture explains the Twitter activity of President Trump.

Although President Trump was at a golf event at Mar A Lago that was a thank you for Republican Members of Congress who actively supported the recent effort to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA), Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner attended the press conference at Fox News headquarters that announced this new show. Ms. Trump and Mr. Kushner blatantly refused to answer questions by The New York Times and other media outlets known for being critical of the president.

The spokesperson stated that each episode documents the events that prompt selected tweets that President Trump has posted under @realDonaldTrump since the hard-fought 2016 presidential campaign. This announcement noted that the scope of the series extends well beyond high-profile Trump tweets on topics such as the harsh criticism of him by actress Meryl Streep and the insulting portrayals of his leadership on "SNL." The spokesperson did hint that an episode involving the Streep controversy includes footage of a previously secret meeting between Trump and Streep that ended with the pair hugging it out.

The clip of the series pilot that aired at the press conference centered around the following March 25, 2017 tweet by the president several days after postponing the vote on the AHCA.

ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry!

The five-minute clip of "Real" commenced with an image of the above tweet and faded to footage of Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan chastising disloyal congressional Republicans. The Fox News press conference attendees then got a 30-second clip of the taped message by Trump that each episode will include. This teaser ended with a segment of a Fox News story on the decision to delay holding the vote on the AHCA.

Your not-so-humble reviewer especially looks forward to the "Real" episode based on the following tweet by Trump immediately on this post initially appearing on the Unreal TV site.

Lame April Fool's joke @tvdvdguy of Unreal TV. Fake news by dying pathetic site & should act his age.

Anyone who understands the intent of this attempt at humor and has civil questions or comments regarding it is welcome to email me. You really can also connect on Twitter via @tvdvdguy.