Trump has been melting down for nearly two days over 30 seconds of coverage on Fox News that was critical of him.
This is the few seconds of coverage that triggered Trump:
Here's the Cavuto segment that just triggered Trump into attacking Fox News.
"I think that Donald Trump had disastrous debate performances. Many answers were so cringeworthy you just couldn't even believe he was still standing on the stage" — A.B. Stoddard pic.twitter.com/42DhfpjQGt
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 20, 2020
What set Trump off was A.B. Stoddard saying on Cavuto, “Donald Trump had many disastrous debate performances. Many answers were so cringeworthy that you couldn’t believe that he was still standing on the stage, and he’s President.”
Trump spent 20 minutes ranting about the comment at his rally:
Trump slams Fox News’ Neil Cavuto and former anchor Shepard Smith
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 21, 2020
The insanity has continued into Friday as Trump is threatening to get Cavuto fired:
So @TeamCavuto has very bad ratings on @foxnews with his Fake guests like A.B.Stoddard and others that still haven’t figured it all out. Will he get the same treatment as his friend Shepherd Smith, who also suffered from the ratings drought?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 21, 2020
Stoddard was right. Trump’s debate performances were awful. He was bad in the primary debates. He was even worse in the general election debates, and yet Trump is still President.
Trump can’t handle even a second of bad coverage from Fox News.
The President is trying to get a TV host fired because the coverage didn’t fawn all over him.
Trump is falling apart because a Fox News guest spent about 15 seconds telling the truth.
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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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