Trump Torches Fox News for Controversial Decision

  • 2019-07-08
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Trump Torches Fox News for Controversial Decision
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)]
President Donald Trump launched an unprecedented attack on Fox News, firing two distinct broadsides on Twitter in one day against his favorite news network.

While it isn't entirely clear what sparked the latest flare-up in the president's hot-and-cold relationship with Fox, one theory revolves around the network's decision to air the New York Times' reporting on the allegedly harsh conditions at migrant detention centers. (Breitbart)
 

Trump tweeted:

 

Fox News anchor Jon Scott had earlier aired a report on FOX Report Weekend that covered the dispute between the president and the Times over its reporting. The Times claimed, in a front-page story Sunday, that conditions inside a facility in Clint, Texas, were the "stuff of nightmares."

Many of the migrant facilities currently in use were opened during the Obama administration, when there was a surge of illegal aliens crossing the U.S.-Mexico, many of them unaccompanied minors from distant countries in Central America. Part of the impetus for the surge at the time seemed to have been anticipation of the passage of an amnesty law, and President Barack Obama's policies favoring illegal aliens who had entered the country as minors.

Since then, the surge has continued, fueled by poor conditions in Central America, the rapidly-growing U.S. economy, and the well-publicized efforts of Democrats to thwart every attempt by the Trump administration at border enforcement.


Trump bristled at the New York Times' reporting.
 
The tweeting preceded a Fox News live report following the U.S. women's soccer team's victory over the Netherlands where fans shouted profanity-laced anti-Trump chants.

Trump returned to Twitter afterward:
 
 Source: AAN
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