(Republican Insider) – If President Trump runs again in 2024, it looks like he might not have an ally in Fox News like he did in 2016. A new report by The New York Times says that there has been a chill in the relationship between Fox and the former president.
The Friday report pointed out that it has been more than 100 days since Trump last made an appearance on the network. Fox had become Trump’s go-to network during his presidency to get his side of an issue out to the public.
The last time Trump appeared on Fox was on April 13 when he did a phone interview with host Sean Hannity during which he named a myriad of problems facing the US which he claimed would never have happened “had we won this election, which we did.”
On Monday, Trump blasted “Fox & Friends” over their treatment of him in a post on his social media platform Truth Social.
“@foxandfriends just really botched my poll numbers, no doubt on purpose. That show has been terrible — gone to the ‘dark side.’ They quickly quote the big Turning Point Poll victory of almost 60 points over the number two Republican, and then hammer me with outliers. Actually, almost all polls have me leading all Republicans & Biden BY A LOT.”
“RINO Paul Ryan, one of the weakest and worst Speakers EVER, must be running the place. Anyway, thank you to Turning Point, the crowd & ‘love’ was AMAZING!” he concluded.
2024 Republican Primary poll:
Donald Trump – 53%
Ron DeSantis – 23%
Mike Pence – 7%
Ted Cruz – 3%
Nikki Haley – 2%
Mitt Romney – 2%
Liz Cheney – 2%
Politico / Morning Consult / 07/15-17
— Jack Posobiec 🍊 (@JackPosobiec) July 26, 2022
The Times further pointed out the number of times Fox could have interviewed Trump but did not, such as when Fox News did not show Trump’s July 22 event at which he said, “We may have to do it again,” in reference to running for president in 2024.
Instead, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was interviewed by Fox News host Laura Ingraham. DeSantis was interviewed again by Tucker Carlson a few days later.
Just last week, Fox News did not carry Trump’s speech in Washington DC, which was the first time Trump had been back to Washington since leaving the presidency. The network did, however, carry an event from former Vice President Mike Pence.
The Times quoted “two people who have spoken to him recently,” whom the outlet did not name, as stating that Trump believes Fox News is deliberately ignoring him.
It seems Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation is attempting to chill all things Trump. The New York Times cited “several people close to Mr. Murdoch’s Fox Corporation who spoke on the condition of anonymity.”
As evidence, they pointed to editorials in the New York Post and Wall Street Journal that criticized Trump’s conduct on Jan. 6, 2021.
“I spent 11 years at Fox, and I know nothing pretaped hits a Fox screen that hasn’t been signed off on and sanctioned at the very top levels of management,” said Eric Bolling, a former Fox host who is now with Newsmax. “Especially when it has to do with a presidential election.”
The Times says the main issue appears to be Trump’s insistence that the 2020 election was rigged, despite millions of Americans also still believing the election was rigged.
What’s alarming is the way corporate media outlets ignore or blindly dispute allegations that the election was rigged instead of digging deeper and investigating the claims.
A stolen presidential election is no small matter, especially one in the United States, yet the media has been completely and totally indifferent to the issue. It’s truly remarkable.
Trump should never stop talking about the 2020 election especially if the left tries to rig future elections. This cannot be tolerated in the US.
Shame on Fox News for joining the establishment media in denying the truth about the 2020 election. We all know dementia-ridden Joe Biden did not win 81 million votes even if it’s near impossible to prove with concrete evidence.
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