President Donald Trump is angry with Fox News for daring to contradict him, so he’s threatening to find a “new outlet” for his propaganda, lies, and phone interviews, according to HuffPost:
“President Donald Trump says he’s had it with Fox News after host Neil Cavuto criticized him for taking the drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent becoming infected with the coronavirus.
“The anti-malaria drug has not been approved for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, but it has become a favorite talking-point in conservative media.”
Specifically, Cavuto noted:
“If you are in a risky population here, and you are taking this as a preventative treatment to ward off the virus … it will kill you. I cannot stress this enough: This will kill you.”
Those statements from Cavuto — which are backed by medical and scientific evidence — enraged the president, who griped on Twitter that Fox was no longer what it once was:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2020
But as many on social media noted, a president isn’t supposed to have a designated news outlet in the first place:
Democratically elected presidents don’t “look for a new outlet,” they don’t run propaganda machines. The press in this country is supposed to be free & independent & no more a tool of the presidency that the Justice Department is supposed to be.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) May 19, 2020
So, every media outlet now, including Fox News, is “anti-#Trump? Maybe they’ve all just become anti-stupidity, anti-lying, anti-incompetence, anti-failure, anti-danger, anti-sickness, anti-death, anti-sociopath, anti-criminal, anti-traitor?
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) May 19, 2020
— Lesley Abravanel? (@lesleyabravanel) May 19, 2020
Imagine taking a drug that doesn’t work and then getting angry at a TV network for not saying it does work.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) May 19, 2020
The same Roger Ailes who assaulted and harassed women?
No wonder you liked him…
— The Resistance ?? (@NightlyPolitics) May 19, 2020
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