(RoyalPatriot.com )- The New York Times reports that Fox News hasn’t had Trump on in over 100 days as part of a plot to erase him as a GOP player.
Trump last appeared on “Hannity” on April 13th. Trump has grumbled his old pal “doesn’t give him much attention anymore,” the Times reported Friday. Trump feels Fox’s tactic of avoiding him is an effort to “displace him” from the news cycle and as GOP leader.
The Murdoch-owned New York Post and The Wall Street Journal criticized Trump’s Jan. 6 moves and opposed a 2024 presidential run. The Times reported Trump’s refusal to accept the 2020 election outcome was at the heart of the Murdochs’ criticism of the former president.
Trump’s sudden dislike for Fox News is not unlike his feeling toward CNN. Trump blamed their coverage of his administration for his 2020 defeat to Joe Biden.
This week, Trump called “Fox & Friends” “awful” and “dark” on Truth Social.
Trump has pointed out that former House Speaker Paul Ryan, an anti_trump RINO, is on Fox Corp.’s board of directors.
Fox has reportedly tried to replace Trump with other GOP 2024 candidates, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. FoxNews.com has recently aired interviews with ersatz Trump “supporters” who “unanimously” endorsed DeSantis for 2024.
Newsmax presenter Eric Bolling remarked last week that he’d spent 11 years at Fox. He knows nothing prerecorded that touches a Fox screen without top-level management approval, especially during an election.
Former Fox News analyst Dick Morris, now with Newsmax, said The Times’ findings shouldn’t surprise viewers.
“Lachlan Murdoch wants Fox to be more like CNN,” stated Morris.
Morris said that the Fox ban of Trump is politically motivated, not based on journalistic value, since Trump leads the Republican Party,
Recent surveys show Trump overwhelming Republican primary opponents.
A Harvard-Harris survey showed Trump with 56% of the vote versus 7 GOP candidates, including DeSantis with 16%.
Morris’s new book, “The Return: Trump’s Big 2024 Comeback,” says Trump will win the forthcoming Republican primary and is the only GOP candidate who can beat the Democrats in 2024.
Morris pointed out that millions of former Fox News viewers now watch Newsmax. They cover genuine news, including the ex- and future president.
Fox’s wealthy chairman, Rupert Murdoch, and his son, business CEO Lachlan Murdoch, support the choice to ignore Trump.
Both Republicans purportedly dislike Trump.