Some Washington, D.C., local news outlets said they decided not to broadcast the entirety of President Donald Trumps July Fourth address, instead opting to air regularly scheduled programming.
Trump delivered a patriotic Independence Day speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where crowds gathered despite the rainy weather to listen to the address, which focused largely on the military, the future of the country, and past heroes.
CBS affiliate WUSA 9 did not broadcast Trumps speech at the time, the outlet said.
“No, we put on our news. At news time, we put on our news,” a spokesperson from WUSA 9 told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The network did, however, cover the event in other ways, like talking segments and man-on-the-street interviews.
NBC 4 said it began broadcasting the first part of Trumps speech during a newscast, but cut away at 7 p.m. when the program was scheduled to end.
“We broke in and had to conclude the show,” an NBC 4 spokesperson said. “We had to conclude the newscast.” (RELATED: Melania Wows In Gorgeous Sleeveless White Dress At Salute To America)