‘We Have to Start Looking for a New News Outlet:’ Trump Tells Supporters Fox News Is Letting Them Down

‘We Have to Start Looking for a New News Outlet:’ Trump Tells Supporters Fox News Is Letting Them Down
President Donald Trump waves as he arrives at the White House in Washington, on Aug. 21, 2019. (Jim WatsonAFP/Getty Images)
Venus Upadhayaya

President Donald Trump said in a message on Twitter that Fox News has let people down by giving the Democrats a platform to promote themselves and that his supporters should look for a new news outlet.

“I don’t want to Win for myself, I only want to Win for the people. The New @FoxNews is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us anymore!” Trump said on Aug. 28.

In a message preceding this, the President had criticized DNC Communications Director, Xochitl Hinojosa.

“Just watched @FoxNews heavily promoting the Democrats through their DNC Communications Director, spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback by anchor, @SandraSmithFox. Terrible considering that Fox couldn’t even land a debate, the Dems give them NOTHING!” Trump wrote.

The President said that CNN and MSNBC support the socialist agenda of open borders.

“@CNN & @MSNBC  are all in for the Open Border Socialists (or beyond). Fox hires ‘give Hillary the questions’ @donnabrazile, Juan Williams and low ratings Shep Smith. HOPELESS & CLUELESS! They should go all the way LEFT and I will still find a way to Win—That’s what I do, Win,” wrote Trump.

Expressing similar sentiments at an interview on Brian Kilmeade’s Fox News Radio show on Thursday, the President said he would be “disloyal” to his supporters if does an interview with the CNN.

“They are begging me to do an interview, and I just think it would be disloyal to my followers,” said Trump.

“I think it would be very disloyal to people that are Trump fans and people that voted for me and people that are going to vote again,” he said.

The President seems to have locked horns with various news outlets this week. In another message on Twitter later on Wednesday, Trump said that the country has never had such fraudulent media.

“There has never been a time in the history of our Country that the Media was so Fraudulent, Fake, or Corrupt! When the ‘Age of Trump’ is looked back on many years from now, I only hope that a big part of my legacy will be the exposing of massive dishonesty in the Fake News!” he said.

In a subsequent message the President said: “The Amazon Washington Post and @CNN just did a Fake Interview on Pardons for Aids on the Wall, and that I didn’t think the Wall on the Southern Border was that important to stop Illegals wanting to come into our Country. WRONG, vitally important. Will make a BIG impact. So bad!”

Venus Upadhayaya reports on India, China, and the Global South. Her traditional area of expertise is in Indian and South Asian geopolitics. Community media, sustainable development, and leadership remain her other areas of interest.
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