President Donald Trump urged viewers to dump Fox News and watch Newsmax or One America News Network instead after an FNC segment on Sunday about the president’s poor approval ratings in recent polls.

Trump wrote on Twitter, “Fox News gladly puts up the phony suppression polls as soon as they come out. We are leading in the REAL polls because people are sick & tired of watching the Democrat-run cities, in all cases, falling apart. Also, now 96 percent Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Another 2016!”

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He said in a second tweet, “Fox News weekend afternoons is the worst! Getting into @CNN and MSDNC territory. Watch @OANN & @newsmax instead. Much better!”

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The tweets came after Wall Street Journal editor John Bussey cited a CNBC/Change Research survey finding Trump is behind Vice President Joe Biden among voters in Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Bussey said on the segment, “It wasn’t long ago that the president was leading in Florida and was close in some of these other states, but again, it’s the gap between Biden leading and the president falling behind is a reflection of the polls basically also showing disapproval of the way the coronavirus has been handled. Now, the Electoral College could go a very different way, but it is hard for you to come up with a number the president needs to win at the moment.”

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He added, “Look, things can change. We’re still many months away from the election. It’s entirely possible that the mood of the public could change very quickly.”

Trump previously praised Fox News but has been increasingly critical of the network–especially after some of its most prominent anchors including Neil Cavuto have made critical comments about the president.


This piece was written by Objectivist Staff on July 6, 2020. It originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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