The president has an on-again off-again love affair with Fox News, in which he regularly lashes out at the Network any time they report actual news. Trump tantrums against Fox News on Twitter with increasing voracity, but the outlet continues to do what it’s always done to remain considered a top news network.
Trump was furious on Sunday after Fox aired footage of people attending the FIFA Women’s World Cup. After America won the game, video of a crowd of people chanting, “fuck Trump,” was shown on Trump’s favorite show.
— ChristinaAguayo (@TinaAguayotv) July 7, 2019
Trump Tweeted the following after viewing the segment:
Now, The Associated Press has revealed that they have information from staffers close to the president. This news is sure to send Trump into a Twitter tantrum befitting a king-sized toddler like The Donald.
According to AP:
“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 report continued:
“Trump was particularly annoyed at Fox’s coverage when he saw his ties to billionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein being played up on the other networks.”
“Epstein was charged Monday with sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. His powerful friends over the years have included Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Britain’s Prince Andrew.”
“Trump has gone on to complain that he feels that MSNBC and CNN rarely criticize Democrats and instead deliver pointed and, in his estimation, unfair attacks on the administration. To counter that, Trump has said, he feels it is important for Fox News to remain “loyal” to the White House and Republicans as a balance to the other networks’ alleged bias, according to the advisers.”
Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University says he believes the president has a serious case of delusion:
“I think he takes ‘Fox & Friends’ literally, that they’re supposed to be friends. 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.”
Fox Executive Ken LaCorte says he’s almost certain that the network’s hosts don’t really care what the president says about them on Twitter.