Jan 24, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Trump worries about TV ratings for his impeachment defense

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President Trump expressed frustration on Twitter over the fact that his "lawyers will be forced to start on Saturday, which is called Death Valley in T.V."

Why it matters: The White House originally pushed for opening arguments to last two days instead of three. Even if Trump's lawyers only use half of the time they're allotted, they'll likely split it up over at least two days — in part because of TV ratings, reports Axios' Alayna Treene. "No one wants to watch this on their Saturday."

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