Fox News host Eric Shawn took shots at Donald Trump following an interview with the President on his own network, suggesting he is unable to “wrap his brain around the fact” that he lost the election to Joe Biden.
In an interview earlier in the day with Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, Trump continued to argue that there was massive fraud in the election.
He even suggested the FBI and DOJ are playing a role in the fraud by turning a blind eye.
“This is total fraud,” Trump insisted. “And how the FBI and Department of Justice — I don’t know, maybe they’re involved — but how people are allowed to get away with this stuff is unbelievable.”
“This election was a total fraud.”
President Trump today with Maria Bartiromo.
“This is total fraud, how the FBI the Department of Justice, I don’t know maybe they’re involved…This election was rigged, this election was a total fraud”
— Naty 🇺🇸 (@NatyLiy) November 30, 2020
Fox News Host Eric Shawn Takes a Swipe at President Donald Trump
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Shawn played a clip from the Trump interview on Fox News and offered his own assessment.
“That is, of course, President Trump claiming massive voter fraud this morning,” Shawn told viewers. “His words, ‘they stuffed the ballot box. It was, quote a ‘fake election,'”
He continued, “All this despite the fact that his campaign has failed to prove any of this in court.”
The Fox News journalist went on to insist that government and election officials, “including Trump-appointed officials,” have determined that “the president’s claims are false and unsubstantiated.”
Rather than reporting that the President is interested in making sure all “legal” votes are counted before accepting the election results, Shawn suggested Trump is simply unable to grasp his own defeat.
“It seems that we have a president who, he can’t wrap his brain or mind around the fact,” Shawn sneered, “he can’t process that someone who he thinks is so inferior to him won the election.”
What is Going on With Fox?
Fox News has been on a downward spiral since the election, at one time being the only network with a legitimate claim to being somewhat fair and balanced.
Aside from calling the state of Arizona prematurely on election night, a move the New York Times would later admit “changed the tenor of the night,” they have frequently engaged in mockery of those who believe there was some level of fraud in the voting process.
Earlier this month, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany had a press conference on potential election fraud cut short by host Neil Cavuto.
McEnany claimed that the Trump campaign “want(s) every legal vote to be counted, and we want every illegal vote …” before Cavuto interjected in this wild moment.
Neil Cavuto cuts away from White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany because he deems her words too dangerous to hear.
Instead of letting us decide, he interprets her meaning for us, even using words she never said.
Fox News: We Report & We Decide (shut up and obey). pic.twitter.com/fDPfoNhVvM
— Tim Xeriland (@Xeriland) November 10, 2020
Shortly thereafter, Fox News host Sandra Smith was caught on a hot mic mocking a guest for commenting on claims of voter fraud and saying the media doesn’t call the winner.
We are all Sandra 😂
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 9, 2020
Reports have surfaced over the past several weeks suggesting that if President Trump does leave the White House in January, he may start a digital media company to compete with and “wreck” Fox News.
🚨 🦊 NEW … Source tells me Trump plans to use vote-count rallies to “wreck Fox” so he can start his own paid MAGA channel, built from his campaign text-message database: “He’s going to spend a lot of time slamming Fox” https://t.co/KkPx4EWFBQ
— Mike Allen (@mikeallen) November 12, 2020
The President has frequently urged his supporters to switch to other conservative news networks such as OAN or NewsMax.
“[FoxNews] daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE,” he tweeted.
“Very sad to watch this happen, but they forgot what made them successful, what got them there. They forgot the Golden Goose,” Trump continued.
“The biggest difference between the 2016 Election, and 2020, was [FoxNews]!”
A recent study conducted by the Media Research Center suggests biased media coverage may have tilted the election in favor of Biden by misinforming voters.
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