(DCWatchdog.com) – Just moments ago, former President Donald Trump called on his followers and supporters to “boycott and cancel DirecTV” because the network and its parent company, AT&T, have decided to drop One America News Network (OAN).
Here’s the statement former President Donald J. Trump issued just moments ago:
“If AT&T/DirecTV cancels OAN, I hope that everyone will boycott and cancel DirecTV. It is a very popular channel, far more popular than most would understand, and they are being treated horribly by the Radical Left lunatics running the networks. Instead of being allowed to grow, their voice is being shuttered. Don’t let it happen, cancel DirecTV. If you feel infringed by what this Communist movement is doing, cancel DirecTV!”
As noted by The Hill, “Last month, DirecTV, which is owned by AT&T Inc. and TPG Inc., notified Herring Networks Inc., which owns and operates OAN, that it would not renew its contract to broadcast the network. OAN’s current contract with DirecTV is reportedly set to expire in April.”
Trump isn’t the only conservative politician blasting DirecTV. U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) recently stated in a social media post announcing he’d canceled his subscription, “Why give money to people who hate us?”
However, given the relatively small viewership of OAN, it’s unclear whether cancelations will have much if any impact on DirecTV’s bottom line.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with former President Donald Trump that subscribers to DirecTV should boycott and cancel their subscriptions because DirecTV is dropping OAN? Please email [email protected] and express your view.