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Trump And Clinton Gave Speeches At The Same Time And Networks Only Covered Trump

Clinton's speech wasn't aired until after Trump was finished.

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Which posed a mighty choice to cable news networks: Cover the bombastic businessman or the former secretary of state?

Here was the answer:

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Not one channel cut to Clinton's speech. (Trump's clocked in at 42 minutes long, by the way.)

The choice left people on both sides of the aisle fuming — even a Bernie Sanders supporter:

absolutely appalling that every network covered the guy hawking steaks instead of the former secretary of state.

And a supporter of Mitt Romney, who is no fan of Trump's:

Welcome to our world https://t.co/7wtGk2TSP7

And Obama supporters:

This is the most disrespectful, bullshit thing I've seen. @HillaryClinton is speaking but networks don't cut from Trump promoting his steaks

Brendan Klinkenberg is a tech reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in San Francisco.

Contact Brendan Klinkenberg at brendan.klinkenberg@buzzfeed.com.

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