Donald Trump is a big fan of certain aspects of the Fox News Network. He really enjoys Fox and Friends an often gives the show special access not given to other news sources. He is also a major fan of Sean Hannity and will be conducting an interview with the host prior to the Super Bowl.
There are other things about the network the President doesn’t like. These include pundit Chris Wallace and when any show features a Democratic lawmaker. After seeing Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen appear on a Fox show, Trump threw a twitter tantrum and predicted the network’s demise.
When Van Hollen appeared to discuss the current impeachment trial, Trump raged, “Really pathetic how Fox News is trying to be so politically correct by loading the airwaves with Democrats like Chris Van Hollen, the no name Senator from Maryland. He has been on forever playing up the Impeachment Hoax. Dems wouldn’t even give Fox their low ratings debates….”
The President continued, “So, what the hell has happened to Fox News? Only I know! Chris Wallace and others should be on Fake News CNN or MSDNC. How’s Shep Smith doing? Watch, this will be the beginning of the end for Fox, just like the other two which are dying in the ratings. Social Media is great.”
…..So, what the hell has happened to @FoxNews. Only I know! Chris Wallace and others should be on Fake News CNN or MSDNC. How’s Shep Smith doing? Watch, this will be the beginning of the end for Fox, just like the other two which are dying in the ratings. Social Media is great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 28, 2020
Shep Smith was a former show host who was sometimes critical of Trump. He left the Fox News network back in October. He likely had a non-compete with Fox and is expected to be a hot free agent once that is lifted.