Trump Threatens Fox News, Hints at Ultimatum

  • 08/19/2019 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
President Donald Trump went on a tirade against Fox News at a media scrum yesterday before boarding Marine One.

Trump's tear came after recent Fox News polling showed the president trailing the top four candidates in the Democratic presidential primary.

Mediaite's Josh Feldman reports:

In response to a question about a new Fox News poll, Trump said, "Fox is a lot different than it used to be. I can tell you that. Juan Williams, then they have the wonderful woman that gave Hillary Clinton the questions. That was a terrible thing. And all of a sudden, she's working for Fox. What's she doing working for Fox?"

Trump was referring there to Donna Brazile, the former DNC chair who now works for Fox and, like Juan Williams, regularly co-hosts The Five.

"Fox has changed, and my worst polls have always been from Fox," Trump said. "There's something going on at fox. I'll tell you right now. And I'm not happy with it."

But the president wasn't finished yet:

I think they're making a big mistake because Fox was treated very badly by the Democrats. Very, very badly. Having to do with the debates and other things. And I think Fox is making a big mistake because, you know, I'm the one that calls the shots on that — on the really big debates. I guess we're probably planning on three of them. And I — well, I'm very — I'm not happy with Fox."

Trump did provide reporters with a list of network personalities still in his good graces, including Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, and Tucker Carlson.

(Video H/T CNN via YouTube)
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