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‘Thank You, President Trump!’: New Campaign Ad Urges Supporters To Call Hotline To Show Appreciation

(CBSLA/CBS Local) – In an unorthodox move, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign released a new ad asking viewers to “let President Trump know that we appreciate what he’s doing for America.” The president’s 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale claims “President Trump has achieved more during his time in office than any president in history.” He goes on to urge supporters to call the Commander in Chief to thank him for his achievements. The one-minute campaign spot is loaded with blue collar workers, the American flag and various clips of Trump. Parscale says the economy is “booming” and unemployment is at a “historic low.”

Midway through the ad, several smiling “supporters” thank the president. A video of the ad was tweeted by journalist Yashar Ali Monday night and quickly gained traction, with 300,000 views as of Tuesday night. Ali said the ad ran on CNN, though it’s unclear whether the spot was broadcast locally or nationwide. Hotline callers are asked to state their name and leave a brief message to thank Trump. They are then prompted to donate to the president’s reelection campaign. The number is 1-800-684-3043.

Jeff Zucker Will Stay at CNN Through 2020 Election

AT&T won’t be able to hang up on Jeff Zucker. The colorful CNN chief signed a deal a several months ago that will keep him at the cable-news network through the 2020 election, according to a person familiar with the matter,. CNN declined to make executives available for comment. Vanity Fair previously reported the executive’s […]

CNN Sets Tribute to Anthony Bourdain

CNN said it would air several tributes to Anthony Bourdain, the chef and adventurer whose program, “Parts Unknown” has been a cornerstone of the Time Warner-owned outlet’s schedule in recent years. “Remembering Anthony Bourdain” will air this evening at 10 p.m. The cable-news network will air a series of Bourdain’s favorite episodes of “Parts Unknown” […]

Facebook Paying for News Shows From ABC News, CNN, Fox News, Univision, Others

After going through the fake-news wringer, Facebook is shelling out money on original news content. The strategy is partly aimed at driving up viewing on its Facebook Watch platform — but it also is supposed to demonstrate the social-media giant’s commitment to funding trustworthy journalism. The initial shows, fully funded by Facebook, come from seven […]

CNN Made Primetime Panels Popular. Chris Cuomo Hopes to Avoid Them

Tough news for Rick Santorum, Joan Walsh, Jack Kingston and the dozens of CNN analysts and contributors who often hold forth during the network’s primetime “panel” discussions: Chris Cuomo wants little to do with you. When Cuomo launches a new CNN show in primetime next week, he intends to rely largely on one-on-one interviews with […]

MSNBC Says On-Screen News Ticker Will No Longer Scroll

MSNBC is rolling up its bottom-of-the-screen news ticker, a nod to interest in less on-screen clutter as the cable-news network experiences new bursts of viewership. When the NBCUniversal-owned cable-news outlet launched its morning programming Monday with “Morning Joe First Look” at 5 a.m., one longtime graphics element was missing: the scrolling news ticker. “We’re removing […]

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin on Covering Trump, How to Achieve Pay Equality and New Year’s Eve With Don Lemon

Like everybody in the news business, Brooke Baldwin’s life has taken an unpredictable turn since Donald Trump was elected president. “My two hours falls smack dab in the crazy sweet spot of the day where the White House daily briefing happens,” says Baldwin, who commands the CNN anchor desk between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. […]

Santorum Suggests Kids Take CPR Classes Instead of Demanding Gun Laws

WASHINGTON (CNN) — CNN commentator and former Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum on Sunday suggested students protesting for gun control legislation would be better served by taking CPR classes and preparing for active-shooter scenarios. “How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that when there is a violent shooter that you can actually respond to that,” Santorum said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Santorum’s comments came a day after protesters assembled at March for Our Lives events in Washington and across the country to demand gun control legislation in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Santorum dismissed the usefulness of “phony gun laws” and appeared to call on students and others to improve their communities and to prepare to respond to further shootings instead of calling for new laws. “They took action to ask someone to pass a law,” Santorum said. “They didn’t take action to say, ‘How do I, as an individual, deal with this problem? How am I going to do something about stopping bullying within my own community? What am I going to do to actually help respond to a shooter?’… Those are the kind of things where you can take it internally, and say, ‘Here’s how I’m going to deal with this. Here’s how I’m going to help the situation,’ instead of going and protesting and saying, ‘Oh, someone else needs to pass a law to protect me.'” Van Jones, a liberal CNN commentator, interjected and mentioned his own child was about to start high school. “I want him focused on algebra and other stuff,” Jones said. “If his main way to survive high school is learning CPR so when his friends get shot … that to me, we’ve gone too far. I’m proud of these kids. I know you’re proud of these kids too.” Santorum responded by continuing to knock gun control efforts. “I’m proud of them,” he said. “But I think everyone should be responsible and deal with the problems that we have to confront in our lives. And ignoring those problems and saying they’re not going to come to me and saying some phony gun law is gonna solve it. Phony gun laws don’t solve these problems.” Santorum’s comments prompted a statement from Everytown for Gun Safety program manager Erica Lafferty, whose mother was shot and killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The statement read: “Rick Santorum’s words are an insult to the kids of Parkland, my family and to the countless others who have had loved ones taken by gun violence. My mother was killed while protecting her students at Sandy Hook School. For anyone to suggest that the solution to gun violence is for kids to learn CPR is outrageous, and indicative of the NRA’s desire to do or say anything except strengthen America’s weak gun laws.” © Copyright 2018 CNN. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed