JUST IN: Trump Administration Asks FDA To Change All TVs To Fox News (DETAILS)


Is America on its way to becoming a nation that resembles an awful 80s dystopian movie? Perhaps so.

In a tweet sent out by Julia Reinstein, the Buzzfeed reporter claims an individual at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) sent her evidence that they were asked to switch all their TVs from CNN to Fox News as per the Trump administration. CBER is part of the FDA and regulates biological products for human use.

In the tweet, she posted an image of the alleged email. The email read:

‘Good Morning, CBER Researchers,

Please excuse me for sending this out to your entire group via your listserv, but I was alerted by a member in your group and I wanted to let everyone know that the reason for the change from CNN to Fox.

The reason for the change is that a decision from the current administration administrative officials has requested that all monitors, under our control, on the White Oak Campus, display FOX news.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I am unable to change any of the monitors to any other news source at this time…’

Reinstein provided an image of one of the TVs within the office alleging it was proof. She tweeted:

‘Here’s Fox News on the TVs at CBER, same day an email went out to staff saying it had been switched from CNN to Fox by order of Trump admin’

Reinstein also tweeted that a receptionist she spoke with had denied any knowledge of the claim.

‘Previous tweet said Comm Director Lorrie McNeil denied knowledge, but turns out was a receptionist. Misunderstood when asked if she was McNeil’

Though unconfirmed, the claim is a testament to the current environment in the Trump administration. President Trump is well known for his distaste for the media, repeatedly calling several established media outlets “fake news.” Furthermore, Trump is well known for his love of Fox News. He’s tweeted several times commending Fox News for their coverage of his presidency.

‘Such amazing reporting on unmasking and the crooked scheme against us by @foxandfriends. “Spied on before nomination.” The real story.’

Additionally, his family enjoys Fox News. Eric Trump recently tweeted:

‘Love watching my amazing wife @LaraLeaTrump on @SeanHannity! @FoxNews #MakeAmericaGreatAgain’

In a recent interview, New York Times white house correspondent Maggie Haberman revealed that Trump speaks to Robert Murdoch, the CEO of Fox News, almost every day.

‘The president speaks to Murdoch now almost every day. And Murdoch speaks with Jared Kushner as well. Murdoch is one of the people who urges the president to stay focused on the economy narrowly and foreign policy more broadly.’

According to Business Insider, the FDA has yet to comment on the claims. However, it would not be surprising if this turned out to be true.

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