During a Twitter rant on Wednesday, he announced that he will not be doing any more interviews with Fox “in the foreseeable future” because he was treated “very unfairly” by the network.
“At 11:45 a.m. today, we canceled Donald Trump’s scheduled appearance on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday, which resulted in Mr. Trump’s subsequent tweet about his “boycott” of FOX News”, said a Fox News spokesperson. The statement also accused Trump of “engaging in personal attacks” against their anchors and reporters when he is the subject of critical coverage.
Trump began his feud with Fox News with Megan Kelly who asked them tough questions during the first GOP debate.
Fox News says that CEO Roger Ailes and presidential candidate Donald Trump will meet next week to discuss how Trump is covered on the top rated news network.
And that’s right where both sides appear to have returned to: Trump flexing his I-don’t-need- Fox muscles to try to prove he’s his own man (and get more coverage, which works, clearly), and Fox striking an aggressive posture toward Trump to try to boost its journalistic bona fides. The network may be better off in the long run without the egotistical billionaire.
But the real estate mogul and former Atlantic City casino tycoon has repeatedly complained about Fox New’s coverage. In the end, the presidential bet and network declared deuces with Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes saying that the “air has been cleared”.
Trump’s campaign, for its part, said their candidate “stands by his statement made earlier today”.
Fox News isn’t the only media outlet Trump has criticized. “I think @megynkelly should take another eleven day “unscheduled” vacation”, he tweeted yesterday evening.
“No, Bill is okay”, Trump responded. “The fight culminated when Trump said Kelly had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her … wherever”, during the presidential debate.
Anyone doubting whether Trump’s absence represents a blow for Fox might glance briefly at the viewing figures for the candidate’s appearance on CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night. A new CNN/ORC poll finds that support for Trump has slipped from 32 to 24 percent since last week’s second republican debate.
“I don’t know why, maybe she doesn’t have any”, Trump guessed of Fiorina, whose net worth is estimated at almost $60 million.