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Trump Blasts Fox News: ‘I’m Not Happy With It’

President Donald Trump shared a few thoughts on the current direction of Fox News with reporters on Sunday, launching a blistering attack against the usually conservative-leaning outlet, claiming “something is going on” at the network and he’s “not happy with it.”

‘Fox is a Lot Different Than It Used to Be’

“Fox is a lot different than it used to be. I can tell you that,” Trump told reporters.

“Juan Williams, then they have the wonderful woman that gave Hillary Clinton the questions,” Trump said. “That was a terrible thing. And all of a sudden, she’s working for Fox. What’s she doing working for Fox?”

RELATED: Fox News Poll Shows Trump Losing to Every Top 2020 Democratic Candidate

‘I’m Not Happy With It’

The “wonderful woman” Trump is citing is Donna Brazile, the former head of the Democratic National Committee who is now a Fox News contributor. It was discovered during the 2016 election that Brazile, who was at CNN at the time, had shared presidential debate questions with Hillary Clinton in advance.

“Fox has changed, and my worst polls have always been from Fox,” Trump said. “There’s something going on at Fox. I’ll tell you right now. And I’m not happy with it.”

A poll released by Fox News Thursday showed that if the election were held today Trump would lose to every one of the top four leading Democratic candidates: Former Vice President Joe Biden, and Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris.

 

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“I think they’re making a big mistake because Fox was treated very badly by the Democrats,” Trump continued. “Very, very badly.”

“Having to do with the debates and other things. And I think Fox is making a big mistake because, you know, I’m the one that calls the shots on that — on the really big debates,” the president said. “I guess we’re probably planning on three of them. And I — well, I’m very — I’m not happy with Fox.”

RELATED: Trump Says He Would Be ‘Happy’ to Run Against Biden or Sanders

Trump Praises Some at Fox News

Trump did praise Fox news hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Lou Dobbs, Jesse Watters, Jeanine Pirro and Greg Gutfeld.

Trump said of Gutfeld, “He wasn’t good to me two years ago. Now he sees all I’ve done. He says ‘would you rather have a great president or a nice guy?’ I think I’m a nice guy, but nobody’s done in two and a half years what I’ve done.”

Is Trump right that Fox News has gone in a different direction and is now working against the President?

Or did the recent Fox News poll which showed Donald Trump losing in 2020 something he should take more seriously instead of laying blame on the traditionally conservative news outlet?

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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  • i wondered about the accuracy of the fox news poll that a few of the democrat presidential hopefuls can beat Trump. try as i may, i could not find any thing that any one of the mentioned democrats had accomplished to support their supposedly favorable rating. except for a few of the news hosts, "fair and balanced" reporting seems to be less the rule anymore. it is shameful that they would keep juan williams who is a rabid Trump hater that he will change any subject being discussed back to Trump so that he can spew his usual venomous hatred and malign Trump. williams is the reason i stopped watching the five.

  • I quit FOX when O’Reiley was let go. It’s been a few years now. I watch OAN when I want to watch some news.

  • Every time I see articles depicting the devious ways to conquer "all audiences" I come here to point to my fellow Americans that FOX is not much better than the other fake news. They are just smarter and want to take advantage of every opportunity to improve ratings. They do not really care for the President or the country. It's all about business, people. But there is a really good option - OAN, America Network News. They broadcast the news accurately and the anchors are much more presentable, honest and professional that the competition. Give it a try and you will never worry about FOX again. I guarantee!!! (What a commercial...LOL - but it is true!)

  • It all started at the Disney buyout. I told my wife upon that announcement that Fox would be converted to leftist propaganda by them slowly but surely. It fact this is happening. Fox on Saturday is almost completely leftist now. You need to watch One America News now if you can get it. also tune into InfoWars.com

  • Fox should immediately fire Shepard Smith, Bret Briar, Juan Williams and Donna Brazil. These anti-Trump personel are driving the conservative viewers AWAY in droves. With the present trend, Fox will very soon become another fake CNN, or MSNBC

  • Who trusts poll results? I'm more inclined to believe that the results of the changes Trump has made, will increase the numbers for him when it comes time to vote. So if this fake reporting irritates you, vote Trump and make them suck it again!

  • I understand why Trump would be upset about the news. It does hold on to some of his public image. But the news is exactly what he said it was in the beginning - corrupt, lying, scandalous . Television is for entertainment purposes anyhow - to me watching any one of these stations is like watching the Saturday morning loony tunes - except they were actually entertaining.

    Trust the truth, not garbage spinning garbage for ratings..

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