Fox News dominates CNN, MSNBC during presidential address with 8 million viewers

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Most presidents have used Oval Office addresses for noble purposes. However, we sharply disagree with the president about the most effective way to do it.

And yet this time around, all the major networks said they'd provide coverage of the speech. Fox News deliveries declined from 8.22 million viewers during the presidential address to 7.86 million for the Pelosi-Schumer segment, a loss of 4 percent.

The president's primetime address on Tuesday night saw both camps drifting even further apart, with Trump declaring a "humanitarian and security crisis" and vowing to protect America, "so help me God" - and Democratic congressional leaders saying Trump is working to "manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration".

Of course, the content of Trump's address-a clear, immigrationist restrictionist message-remained deeply divisive on an increasingly crucible issue in American life. People who believe Trump is saving the country think this debate is indicative of liberal media bias, and that "anti-Trump" media outlets are the true propagandists.

"The president made no news and no new proposals", he said.

CBS said Trump will speak for no longer than eight minutes, The Hill reported.

Earlier Tuesday, CNN's Jim Acosta had confronted Trump aide Kellyanne Conway outside of the White House, asking if she could promise whether Trump would tell the truth. He did not mention the caravan that was coming to get us three months ago. For the entire 9-9:30 p.m. ET window, which included the response from Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Fox News averaged just over 8 million viewers, while MSNBC bringing in 4.2 million and CNN with 3.6 million.

Veteran ABC anchor Ted Koppel, speaking with The New York Times, said Trump deserved the "benefit of the doubt".

One CNN chyron read: "Trump: 90% of heroin comes across the Southern border".

The leadership duo rejected the president's assessment that the situation on the U.S. Southern border is a "crisis". "That's the problem for putting this on the air", former Clinton White House press secretary Joe Lockhart said on CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday.

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