On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump called into Sean Hannity’s nightly show on Fox News and wasted no time attacking Fox for what he claimed was their attempt to be “politically correct” by reporting on Democratic candidates that are seeking the nomination of their party to face him in the November general election.
“’The media is all on their side. When I say all, all but a little bit, including yourselves and some of the folks on Fox,’ Trump said.
“’You have some great people,’ he added, praising Fox Business host and devout Trump supporter Lou Dobbs, network host Mark Levin and also conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who does not work at Fox News.
“’I mean, we have a lot of support. You’d be amazed. We have a lot of support,’ Trump said.”
The president also noted that some guests shouldn’t be allowed on Fox, in his opinion:
“They put people on that I think are inappropriate and say very, very false things, and people don’t challenge them. I think they’re trying to be very politically correct, or ‘fair and balanced,’ right, is the term? Fair and balanced. But I think they hurt themselves, if you want to know the truth.”
Of course, if Trump doesn’t like some of the guests or content on Fox News, he could always do what the rest of us do when we see Hannity or one of the other clueless Fox hosts: Change the channel or turn off the television altogether and read a good book. But he won’t, if only because he needs the slavish devotion from people like the evening hosts on the network who delight in being obsequious suck ups and delight in pretending that this president has a clue about anything.
It’s probably not “politically correct” to say it, but it needs to be said: Donald Trump is a narcissist who thinks he’s the center of the universe. And Fox News is his electronic mirror, reflecting back his own distortions and the alternate reality he lives in.
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