The media not only provides endless coverage to Donald Trump; they also devote precious airtime to his absence.
On Thursday afternoon, while awaiting Trump’s response to Mitt Romney‘s speech, they aired images of an empty podium in the meantime.
It is worth noting that Trump’s banner directs Mainers to text “TRUMP” to a number, presumably to allow the campaign to build its Pine Tree State list. So Trump effectively got the three networks to air a free billboard for about half an hour
The address had been scheduled for 1:30pm. When Trump didn’t show, each network commenced to provide live updates of what an unattended stage looks like for 30 minutes. See for yourself below.
Well done, folks!