Sean Moncrieff 'giving up Trump' for Lent

He is aiming to make his show a ‘Trump free zone’

Sean Moncrieff 'giving up Trump' for Lent

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Newstalk broadcaster Sean Moncrieff has decided to give up Donald Trump for Lent.

He made the announcement on his afternoon show.

Sean admitted that not mentioning the US president would be rather challenging, telling to his listeners: “I can’t express to you how difficult it’s going to be”.

He has had enough of the over-saturation of Trump in the media, and thought that a 40-day fast would do his listener’s mental health a world of good.

He said: “Every day, I wake up and it’s something new that Trump has said or done. It’s exhausting and mentally draining.

“While we can’t ignore him completely, I am more than happy to leave the coverage to my colleagues, and create a ‘Trump free zone’ for the entire Lenten fast.

“I know traditionally you are supposed to give up something you love during this time, but turfing Trump off the show will feel just as good”, he added.

His audience welcomed the move - even suggesting putting a fiver in the Trocaire box, in case there was a slip up and ‘The Donald’ did manage to get a mention.

Moncrieff on Newstalk 106-108fm weekdays 2pm-4pm

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