Believe it or not, President Donald Trump has managed to surprise some of his backers and a few members of his administration by going on an epic rant against his favorite television network — the Fox News Channel.
Over the weekend, the former reality turned politician took to Twitter where he blasted a few tweets slamming Fox for several reasons.
Mr. Trump revealed that he is frustrated because the TV network is inviting too many Democrats as guests.
The Republican politician is also upset after Fox aired a segment where soccers fans in France were screaming “f*ck Trump” as a reporter tried to interview them about US national team’s victory in the Women’s World Cup final.
Trump said in his anti-Fox News Tweets: “Watching @FoxNews weekend anchors is worse than watching low ratings Fake News @CNN, or Lyin’ Brian Williams (remember when he totally fabricated a War Story trying to make himself into a hero, & got fired. A very dishonest journalist!) and the crew of degenerate……”
He added: “Comcast (NBC/MSNBC) Trump haters, who do whatever Brian & Steve tell them to do. Like CNN, NBC is also way down in the ratings. But @FoxNews, who failed in getting the very BORING Dem debates, is now loading up with Democrats & even using Fake unsourced @nytimes as….”
Trump also said the following: “a “source” of information (ask the Times what they paid for the Boston Globe, & what they sold it for (lost 1.5 Billion Dollars), or their old headquarters building disaster, or their unfunded liability? @FoxNews is changing fast, but they forgot the people who got them there!”
A source close to the president spoke to AP and said he has been angry at Fox for weeks especially Fox correspondent Greg Palkot and added: “The president’s frustration with the network has grown in recent months. He has angrily told confidants he is confused about why Fox News sometimes ‘goes negative’ in its coverage of his administration when it features an unflattering portrait of his White House, the advisers said.”
The insider went on to explain: “Trump was particularly annoyed at Fox’s coverage when he saw his ties to billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein being played upon the other networks.”
Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University, commented on the drama by saying: “Fox has real journalists who ask real questions, like Chris Wallace. If he thinks the ‘no spin zone’ is going to be the no criticism zone, he’s right most of the time, but not all of the time.”
Will Trump calm things down before 2020?