Donald Trump Expresses Frustration Over Fox News Hosts’ Silence on His Name
Former President Donald Trump recently engaged in a flurry of social media activity in which he attacked Fox News and vented his annoyance at the network's alleged refusal to mention his name. The allegations revealed the ongoing conflict between Trump and the conservative news source, even though they were not shocking coming from the former president. The highly contentious merger between Truth Social and the Trump media conglomerate, meanwhile, faces an uncertain future given that both parties now have the authority to call off the agreement.
Trump accused the hosts of Fox & Friends of ignoring his accomplishments. The network's coverage of the most recent Israeli warfare in the Middle East served as the impetus for Trump's rage, per Raw Story. Trump was upset that his name was left out of the discussion of the historical anti-terrorism initiatives of former presidents George Bush and Ronald Reagan.
Trump vented his annoyance on his Truth Social platform, writing, "Fox & Friends this morning stated that, under Ronald Reagan and George Bush (Which one?), there was a tough policy against Terrorists. They’re wrong on Bush, but they left out one person—'TRUMP,' who took out ISIS, al-Baghdadi, Soleimani, and everyone else who was in the way of Justice and Peace."
Trump melts down at Fox News and accuses hosts of refusing to mention his name https://t.co/l2YdHcSb3J— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) October 23, 2023
Trump's claim that he would eliminate "everyone else" is debatable, but his annoyance at not being acknowledged for counterterrorism efforts gives a glimpse into his ongoing quest for approval and recognition. Further comparing himself to Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter books, the former president implied that Fox News had treated him like "he-who-shall-not-be-named."
Trump made an effort to place the blame on Fox Corporation Board of Directors member and retired Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). According to Trump, the network should request his consent before using his name in broadcasts. He stated, "Next time maybe they could ask their Bosses, like RINO Paul RINO, for permission to use my name. The good news is, based on the Polls, the PEOPLE understand!"
This most recent outburst reveals the strained relationship between Trump and Fox News, which was once regarded as a trustworthy ally. Some of the network's viewers have complained about what they see as a shift away from unwavering support for the former president.
A surprising turn has been made in the long-delayed and contentious merger between Truth Social and the Trump Media & Technology Group. Both parties to the merger now have the power to call it quits between October 31 and November 21, according to a recent regulatory filing, reports CNN. Trump Media has the same window of time to cancel the agreement for the same reasons. There is room for speculation since the reasons behind this amendment to the merger agreement are still unknown.
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