Variety: Donald Trump: FCC’s Equal Time Rule Looms Over ‘Saturday Night Live’ Gig
“Unlike Hillary making a very short one-sketch appearance, this candidate is going to be hosting and on throughout the program. To me that has kind of crossed the Maginot Line in terms of triggering” the equal time rule, said Meredith McGehee, policy director at the Campaign Legal Center.
She adds, “The amount of time he will be on screen will be substantively different than a cameo. And given the dynamics of the race, where they are trying to humanize him and show that he is not just a bloviator, it is incredibly politically valuable to him.”
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