United States President Donal Trump’s love affair with television network Fox is in shambles.
On Sunday, Trump blasted his favored news outlet after it released poll results that weren’t in the US president’s favor. Media outlets reported him as saying, “There’s something going on at Fox [News], I’ll tell you right now. And I’m not happy with it.”
Trump made the comments in New Jersey when reporters asked him about Fox News’ survey which showed him losing against top Democratic presidential primary candidates.
The president said he refused to “believe” the poll was released adding, “Fox has changed. My worst polls have always been from Fox.”
He also went on a tirade regarding how Democrats kept the network from broadcasting the party’s primary debates for 2020. Saying that “Fox is making a big mistake,” Trump criticized the polls and the network’s management. “Because, you know, I’m the one that calls the shots on that — on the really big debates,” he adds.
Trump has always been critical of the general news media apart with Fox News being the only network that swerved his tirades. Previously, Trump was known to be partial towards Fox News, being a network that steers more towards the conservative side. In recent months, the US president has expressed his dismay over what he sees as unfavorable coverage.
Earlier this year, he called out the network after it devoted airing time to Democratic presidential candidate forums. In April, the president aired out his grievances over the networks’ broadcasting of Bernie Sanders’ network town hall.
Ben is is a senior journalist and sport columnist for Best in Australia. He previously worked for the BC and other radio stations.