Trump Camp Launches Facebook Show For Updates Without 'Media Filter'

The Donald Trump campaign on Monday launched a nightly show on Facebook live with updates from the campaign's headquarters in Trump Tower.

Trump's Facebook page billed the video update as "nightly campaign coverage." In Monday night's live video, Trump advisers Boris Epshteyn and Cliff Sims began by interviewing campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who assured Trump supporters that he will win the presidential election. The campaign will start streaming each night around 6:30 p.m. ET to air Trump's rallies live and offer commentary on the campaign.

Sims pitched the campaign's Facebook live updates as an alternative to reading about the Trump campaign in the news.

“This is just an effort by us to reach out to you guys, give you the message straight from the campaign. You don't have to take it through the media filter and the spin they put on it. You can hear it from us directly,” he said.

Throughout his campaign, Trump has railed against the media, claiming that the press has helped rig the election against him.

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