Boothe: Dems Response to Trump No Different Than Usual Negative Media Coverage
Lisa Boothe said Tuesday that the Democrats' response to President Trump's national address will be no different than the negative media coverage he already receives.
The president will address the nation at 9:00pm ET amid the ongoing partial government shutdown, and the speech will be carried live by ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox Broadcasting, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, MSNBC and NBC.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer suggested in a joint statement that Trump's remarks will be "full of malice and misinformation," and that their response deserves "equal airtime."
Boothe said on "Outnumbered" that Trump is treated different in the media than his predecessors.
"Let the Democrats respond. How is that any different than NBC or MSNBC or CNN's coverage of the president every single night anyway?" she asked. "That literally is no different."
She said Democrats are worried about what Trump will say Tuesday night, and that he should focus on how "unfair" illegal immigration is to Americans.
"I think President Trump should talk about how the rule of law is being repeatedly railroaded by people who are trying to come here illegally," she said.
Former Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) added that the Democrats need to define in their response what security is.
"OK, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Try to explain to us how you would do security if you won't do what the Border Patrol is telling us they need to have done," he said.
Watch the discussion on "Outnumbered" above.