While President Donald Trump repeatedly says he’s not the least bit worried about the fact that he’s being impeached, it turns out that too is nothing but a massive exaggeration of reality, and he’s even aiming his anger at Fox News, according to a new report from Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair:
According to multiple sources who’ve spoken with Trump as impeachment has unfolded in the House, Trump is furious with pockets of Fox’s coverage. “He’s pissed. He thinks Fox screwed him,” a former West Wing official said. The news division carried the impeachment hearings live, a rare instance in which unmediated evidence of Trump’s misdeeds could pierce the Fox bubble. The network’s legal commentator, JudgeAndrew Napolitano, declared Trump’s defiance of Congress “an impeachable offense,” a position that directly contradicted the House Republicans’ handpicked witness, George Washington University law scholar Jonathan Turley. Trump has also been engaged in a running war with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace; after Trump tweeted last month that Wallace was “nasty,” fellow Foxer Neil Cavuto rushed to Wallace’s defense.
Fox is Trump’s firewall against what he perceives as the negative coverage he gets from the other networks, and he’s even taken to all but ordering the network to not feature any guests who might be critical of his administration, sending out this tweet on Sunday:
“Don’t get why @FoxNews puts losers on like @RepSwalwell (who got ZERO as presidential candidate before quitting), Pramila Jayapal, David Cicilline and others who are Radical Left Haters? The Dems wouldn’t let @FoxNews get near their bad ratings debates, yet Fox panders. Pathetic!”
A Republican who has spoken with the president noted:
“Having any opposing voices is a problem for Trump. He was saying this coverage is bullshit. This was a shot across the bow to all the hosts.”
That message was received loud and clear at Fox, which is often chided as being little more than “Trump TV,” with a staffer at the networking remarking:
“He’s clearly worried we’re really going to cover this fairly, and he’s starting to freak. This is about keeping us in line.”
But as more evidence of Trump’s crimes is presented, Trump may find it impossible to tell Fox what they should and shouldn’t do.
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