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Trump attacks Laura Ingraham for negative coverage of his poll numbers on Fox.

Former President Trump Accuses Fox News Host of Running a “Hit Piece” on Him

Former President Donald Trump accused Fox News host Laura Ingraham of running a “hit piece” on him by focusing on his poll numbers compared with prospective 2024 presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Trump was critical of Ingraham, who has been mostly supportive of him, after her 10 p.m. Monday show. The criticism is part of a longstanding series of claims Trump has made about Fox News, arguing that the network is attempting to bolster DeSantis over him.

“Laura Ingraham on FoxNews just did a hit piece on me (there go her ratings!) showing some polls which indicate that Ron DeSanctimonious may do better against Biden than I would, when actually polls show that I do MUCH better against Biden than ‘Rob,’” Trump wrote, referring to DeSantis.

“The poll your looking at now, which has me doing far better against Crooked Joe, was just put out by FOX, I am sure unhappily,” Trump also wrote, adding: “I’m also leading DeSanctus by over 40 points in Primary Voting. Watch Greg Kelly on Newsmax at 10:00 P.M.”

In Ingraham’s segment, she interviewed Chris Bedford, the executive editor of Common Sense Society, about the 2024 election and whether Trump would perform better than DeSantis or another GOP candidate in swing state polls.

“Joe Biden is running pretty badly behind a generic Republican figure like a Ron DeSantis or Tim Scott,” Bedford said on the show, referring to the South Carolina senator who launched a presidential bid. “But he’s consistently beating Donald Trump.”

The former president’s criticism of the network isn’t new. Since the end of the 2020 election, Trump and Fox have had a falling-out after the channel called that year’s presidential race in favor of then-candidate Joe Biden in Arizona.

Trump, on social media, has often called on viewers to stop watching Fox News and has accused the company’s management of adopting “RINO” policy stances, namely because former House Speaker Paul Ryan currently serves as a top Fox executive. RINO stands for Republican in name only.

In an interview with The Hill last year, Ingraham wouldn’t directly answer a question about whether Republicans should back DeSantis or Trump. Ingraham said that the GOP should focus on populist messaging despite who the candidate is.

Trump’s critical comment comes after Fox News last month parted ways with Tucker Carlson, its top-rated host, just weeks after Carlson interviewed Trump for his show for the first time. Few details about why Carlson, who has been largely supportive of Trump’s policies, left Fox News have been released so far.

In March, Carlson aired yet-to-be-seen footage of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach and asserted that the new footage largely disproves the Democrat-boosted narrative that the incident was a “violent insurrection.” The Fox host obtained those

Trump vs. Fox News

Former President Donald Trump is once again at odds with Fox News, this time accusing host Laura Ingraham of running a “hit piece” on him. Ingraham’s segment focused on Trump’s poll numbers compared to potential 2024 presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Trump claims that Fox News is attempting to bolster DeSantis over him, despite polls showing that he performs better against President Biden than DeSantis does.

Trump’s Criticism of Fox News

This isn’t the first time Trump has criticized Fox News. Since the end of the 2020 election, Trump and the network have had a falling-out after Fox News called the presidential race in favor of then-candidate Joe Biden in Arizona. Trump has called on viewers to stop watching Fox News and has accused the company’s management of adopting “RINO” policy stances, with former House Speaker Paul Ryan serving as a top Fox executive.

What Happened with Tucker Carlson?

Last month, Fox News parted ways with its top-rated host Tucker Carlson, just weeks after Carlson interviewed Trump for his show for the first time. Few details about why Carlson left have been released so far. In March, Carlson aired yet-to-be-seen footage of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol breach and asserted that the new footage largely disproves the Democrat-boosted narrative that the incident was a “violent insurrection.”

Conclusion

Trump’s critical comment about Fox News and Ingraham is just the latest in a series of disagreements between the former president and the network. It remains to be seen how this will affect their relationship moving forward.



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