Trump Attacks Fox News, Calls Network ‘Politically Correct’ During North Carolina Rally
It’s an “attack” that President Donald Trump, and other conservatives, aren’t unfamiliar with. But typically, their use of the term “politically correct” has been against progressive liberals, not fellow conservatives.
Trump on Monday evening, however, leveled the attack toward the right-leaning Fox News network, over the fact that they interviewed centrist Democratic candidate for president Michael Bloomberg, HuffPost reported.
“He’s being interviewed tonight on Fox. Can you believe it? Fox!” the president complained. “They want to be politically correct, they end up interviewing more Democrats than Republicans, I don’t know what’s going on with Fox.”
It’s not the first time Trump has attacked the network. While he’s been a fan of Fox’s editorial department for many years, when it comes to reporting on the news, Trump has taken a solid stance against the cable channel doing so.
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For instance, Trump freaked out at the network earlier this week for polling data that showed him losing to Joe Biden and other Democratic candidates, calling Fox News part of the “Radical Left” for doing so (even though they have limited control over how people respond to their polls).
Being “politically correct” or “PC” has been a trademark attack by conservatives against the left for several years, a rallying cry for those on the right to say to themselves that they’re just being brutally honest. Oftentimes, it’s a complaint that’s being lodged for criticism against themselves, sometimes for saying inflammatory (racist or otherwise bigoted) things that they wish they could get away with.
Trump during the 2015 GOP presidential nomination debates cited being politically correct as an important issue for the country, although he didn’t go into details about how or why it was.
“I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t, frankly, have time for total political correctness,” he said at the time, per New York Magazine. “And to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time, either.”
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