Donald Trump is in open war with Fox News Channel.
At one point this conflict seemed unthinkable.
And now Donald Trump had one piece of advice for this top Fox News star who predicted his political demise.
Donald Trump erupted on Truth Social after Fox News devoted coverage to Ron DeSantis speaking before a law enforcement group in Staten Island, New York while ignoring his event in Florida.
Trump called Fox News a “RINO network” and claimed that if CNN wanted to rebuild its falling ratings then CNN should drop its liberal bias and fill the void Fox News used to.
“So interesting to watch FoxNews cover the small and unenthusiastic 139 person crowd in Staten Island for DeSantis, but stay as far away as possible from coverage of the thousands of people, many unable to get in, at the Club 47 event in West Palm Beach, Florida. I call FoxNews the RINO Network, and their DOWN BIG Ratings accurately reflect the name. If FAKE NEWS CNN was smart, which they’re not, they’d go Conservative & “All Trump, All the Time,” like in 2016, and become a Ratings Juggernaut,” Trump posted.
Trump’s post on Truth Social came the day after Fox News Channel senior political analyst Britt Hume discussed the emerging Trump-DeSantis contest.
Fox News Special Report anchor Brett Baier asked Hume about DeSantis road testing potential 2024 messages and Hume responded that DeSantis was ignoring the shots Trump took at him.
“Ron DeSantis, the Governor of Florida, is taking a road test on different issues around the country. He is getting backlash, or I guess offensive language from the former President,” Hume began.
Hume explained that DeSantis won re-election by 19 points and looks like a winner to Republicans whereas Hume claimed Trump looked like a “loser.”
“Well, that was inevitable, I think, because, obviously, Mr. Trump recognizes that this Governor who just won reelection by nearly 20 points is at the moment, in the eyes of most people, a winner, whereas he, Mr. Trump – although there’s skeptics about how it happened – was a loser. And he hates that,” Hume added.
Hume said Trump felt threatened by DeSantis and was falling back on Trump’s classic insult comic act that helped propel Trump to the Presidency in 2016.
However, Hume predicted that derisive nicknames attacking DeSantis would not play well in 2024.
“Trump really doesn’t like that. And, therefore, he doesn’t like DeSantis. And he’ll be lying about himself in many directions if many more candidates get in the race. I’m not sure that act will play as well this time as it did back in 2016. I think there’s real reason to doubt that,” Hume concluded.
Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan sits on the board of Fox News.
Ryan hates Trump and wants to return to the GOP of 2012 where pro-open borders RINOs like Ryan called the shots.
Ryan’s push to dump Trump at Fox News picked up steam after the disappointing Midterm election where Trump-endorsed candidates lost several key swing state Gubernatorial and Senate races.
Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch – who also owns the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post – turned against Trump as the entire Murdoch media empire reoriented its coverage to push the message that it is time for the GOP to move on from Trump.