Donald Trump is taking his feud with Fox News to a new level as he went on MSNBC and blasted the network’s lack of professionalism in what can be best be described as a declaration of war.
Trump was asked if he is going to get into a “slugfest” with Megyn Kelly.
You know, I don’t care. It’s not that important to me to be honest with you. You know, I have a life. I have a good life. It’s ok. If she feels that she wants to do it that way, that’s ok with me, but I just don’t think it’s very professional. I do say this, I was listening to you folks, and Joe before if you’re going to do that to me, I think its great but you have to do it to everyone else, or ease it up. But you can’t to it to Trump. I walked out of that room and people were saying that was really unfair. And if you look at Twitter, I mean Twitter, it’s all over the place. It’s the number one story on Twitter now about the unfair treatment, so it wasn’t just Joe and a couple of the folks I’m talking to right now that saw it. People thought it was very unfair.
Now, can I live with that? Yes. I’m very surprised at Fox News that they would do that because, you know, I would say it’s pretty unprofessional.
By repeatedly calling out Fox News for unprofessional behavior, Trump was declaring war on Fox. Even as he said that he can live it, Trump couldn’t resist taking shots at Fox. The ratings demonstrated that Fox News needs Donald Trump a lot more than the reality television star needs Fox News.
The Fox News debate set a cable record with 24 million viewers, but how many of those 24 million tuned in for Trump? The fact of the matter is that the debate would have drawn a much smaller audience without Trump. The lesson that cable news is likely to have learned from the debate is that Donald Trump brings ratings.
Everybody saw the Fox News was trying to take out Trump, and the only way that what FNC did could be viewed as unprofessional behavior is if one believes that Fox is a real news network. Fox News isn’t a real news network. Their mission is to get a Republican elected to be the next president.
After Trump’s Twitter rampage, and this interview on MSNBC, there is no denying that Donald Trump is at war with Fox News.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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