Fox News has also been called “Trump News” by some more liberal pundits. The evening talk show hosts of Fox certainly fawn over Donald Trump, and often Sean Hannity shows up as the president’s sidekick at Mar-a-Lago, the southern border, and other places. Yet, Fox has just broken thee president’s golden rule: do not disagree with the Donald. He is enraged.
As the Democrats have been rolling out their impeachment, Fox News has followed the facts. Unfortunately for POTUS, those facts have not favored him. Hosts Neil Cavuto, Andrew Napolitano, and Chris Wallace have spoken out against Trump.
The 45th president will become the fourth president to be charged with impeachment by the Democratically-led House of Representatives. President Richard Nixon resigned before he was impeached. That would make one impeached president per century: Andrew Johnson (R) in 1868, Clinton (D) in 1998, and Trump (R) in this century. That has not been a comfortable place to hold in history.
A former White House official told The Vanity Fair’s online entity, The Hive:
‘He’s feeling positive. The prevailing view is the Democrats are blowing it. Trump’s feeling is his all-out brawl strategy is working. It’s unbelievable. He’s unfazed.’
The reason for the man in the Oval Office’s mood was his improving polling numbers in swing states. Plus, he did not believe the Democrats’ impeachment messaging was up to par.
A separate West Wing official said;
‘I spoke to him the other day and he was going, Can you believe this fucking witch hunt? This is a joke!’
The Republicans in the House and the Senate appear to be standing solid behind their wayward president, although 43 percent of House Republicans have left. Trump has been furious with Fox’s coverage of him. According to a former West Wing official:
‘He’s pissed. He thinks Fox screwed him.’
The news side of Fox carried Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings live, as did a number of other networks. The commander-in-chief did not come out looking good in the hearings. Network legal commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano called the president’s actions against the House “an impeachable offense.” The White House has said otherwise.
This was not the first time Trump has crossed wires with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace. In fact, the president recently sent him an insult tweet, calling him “nasty.” Neil Cavuto’s crime was defending Wallace against POTUS.
Sunday, Trump Twitter attacked Fox News:
‘Don’t get why @FoxNews puts losers on like @RepSwalwell (who got ZERO as presidential candidate before quitting), Pramila Jayapal, David Cicilline and others who are Radical Left Haters? The Dems wouldn’t let @FoxNews get near their bad ratings debates, yet Fox panders. Pathetic!’
Then, Trump sourced a different network, conservative Newsmax over the weekend. The network has been a direct rival to Fox, and it is owned by one of the president’s buddies, Chris Ruddy. One Republican said:
‘Having any opposing voices is a problem for Trump. He was saying this coverage is bullshit. This was a shot across the bow to all the hosts.’
A Foxs staffer said:
‘He’s clearly worried we’re really going to cover this fairly, and he’s starting to freak. This is about keeping us in line.’
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