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Did Fox News Ban President Trump?


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There’s a rumor floating around that Fox News has banned Trump from appearing on its network until the midterms are over.

Trump’s last appearance on Fox News was in April which marks over 100 days since Trump made an appearance on the network.

According to reports the decision to not allow Trump on the network came from the highest levels of the company.

Fox News is owned by Rupert Murdoch and is led by his son CEO Lachlan Murdoch who are both Republicans who don’t like Trump.

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Newsmax had more details to add:

The New York Times reported Friday that Fox News has not had Donald Trump on its network in over 100 days, which the paper said was part of a larger strategy to eliminate the former president as a major GOP player.

Trump’s last appearance on Fox News came April 13 on “Hannity.”

But, The Times noted, even Trump has complained his longtime friend “doesn’t seem to be paying him much attention anymore.”

The paper said Trump believes Fox’s strategy of shunning him is an effort in “effectively displacing him” from the news cycle and as de facto leader of the Republican Party.

The decision to shun Trump has been made at “the highest levels” of Fox’s parent company, and is backed by its billionaire chairman, Rupert Murdoch, and his son, company CEO Lachlan Murdoch.

Both are Republicans, but are said to have to developed a strong distaste for Trump.

The Conservative Brief got the scoop too:

If you were wondering why you haven’t seen former President Donald Trump on any Fox News host’s program in weeks, there is a reason for that.

Apparently, the former president has effectively been banned from the network.

On Friday, The New York Times reported that Trump has not been seen on any network program for more than 100 days because it is part of a wider push to downplay him as the primary figure within the Republican Party:

The network, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch and boosted Mr. Trump’s ascension from real estate developer and reality television star to the White House, is now often bypassing him in favor of showcasing other Republicans.

In the former president’s view, according to two people who have spoken to him recently, Fox’s ignoring him is an affront far worse than running stories and commentary that he has complained are “too negative.” The network is effectively displacing him from his favorite spot: the center of the news cycle.



 

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