On Monday night, Donald Trump made it obvious to the world that he was spending his time watching Fox News and that he was unhappy with their coverage and wanted to correct them. Even more blatantly obvious was the fact that they listen and comply with his demands. Trump first complained about coverage of the border wall and then issued a tweet that seemed to be reminding Fox News that they’d be nothing without him.
In response to Trump’s tweet, in which Fox News host Bret Baier was tagged, Baier assured Trump that Fox is in full compliance with the White House narrative and tried to explain away the coverage that made Trump unhappy. He thanked Trump for watching and then promised to “accurately report the building of the border wall” and to cover Trump’s border wall celebration in Arizona.
What quickly became the most interesting in this Twitter exchange were the comments on Baier’s response. His followers, and Trump’s, are furious with him and at Fox News in general. The news outlet, once the most outrageous and wildly spun news organization in existence, has been trumped, literally, by a hundred online news organizations who don’t even try to spin truth into fiction; they skip right to the fiction.
With Trump supporters truly convinced that any negative coverage, or even just coverage that doesn’t please the president in some small way, is part of a grand scheme to take Trump down, even Fox News won’t be able to appease the crazies anymore.
Read comments from Baier’s followers below:
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