President Donald Trump criticized Fox News on Friday in some of his sharpest rhetoric to date, noting that the network was “no longer great” in 2020.
Trump spoke about Fox News in an event with talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh on Friday and also in an interview with talk radio host Mark Levin.
“One of the biggest differences is Fox,” he said during Levin’s show. “Fox is a whole different ballgame than it used to be. Fox was great. Fox was great. Fox is no longer great.”
Levin, who has a weekend program on Fox News, noted that he would probably get some phone calls from Fox News executives to complain about Trump’s comments.
“I say it on Fox. I don’t care,” Trump replied. “What difference does it make at this point?”
The president also criticized Fox News during his two-hour “radio rally” with talk radio host Rush Limbaugh.
“You have such an incredible audience. So I can tell them about Fox being a big obstacle,” said Trump. “It’s a problem. Fox is a problem.”
Trump admitted to Limbaugh that he would continue to deal with Fox’s more critical tone toward his presidency.
“I deal with ’em. I deal with ’em,” he said. “But they’ve gone a very different path. It’s a much different group. They have guys on there that are so bad.”
The president blamed the network’s more critical tone toward him on former Speaker Paul Ryan, whom they hired to sit on the company’s board.
“When Roger Ailes ran Fox, I mean, Roger had a very strong point of view. It’s totally gone,” Trump said to Limbaugh. “And I think it’s influenced by Paul Ryan.”
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