Trump rages against Fox News over polls that show him losing to Biden: ‘Weekend afternoons is the worst’

Trump rages against Fox News over polls that show him losing to Biden: ‘Weekend afternoons is the worst’
President Donald J. Trump walks from the White House Monday evening, June 1, 2020, to St. John’s Episcopal Church, known as the church of Presidents’s, that was damaged by fire during demonstrations in nearby LaFayette Square Sunday evening. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Although President Donald Trump has plenty of devoted fans at Fox News — including Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and Jeanine Pirro — and the right-wing cable news outlet is stridently pro-Trump more often than not, there are times when he angrily rants against Fox on Twitter. A perfect example came on Sunday, July 5, when Trump stamped his feet and posted some venomous anti-Fox tweets.


Trump typically rails against Fox when he is furious over something that Chris Wallace or Judge Andrew Napolitano, Fox’s main legal analyst, had to say. Wallace and Napolitano are among the few people at Fox who, at times, aren’t shy about criticizing Trump. But on July 5, the cause of Trump’s anger was recent polls by Fox News that show him losing the 2020 presidential race to former Vice President Joe Biden.

In one of his tweets, Trump ranted, “@FoxNews 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% Approval Rating in the Republican Party. Another 2016!” And in another tweet, Trump posted, “@FoxNews weekend afternoons is the worst! Getting into @CNN and MSDNC territory. Watch @OANN & @newsmax instead. Much better!”

One American News, abbreviated as OAN or OANN, is a right-wing cable news outlet that prides itself on being more pro-Trump than Fox News and Fox Business — although it has a much smaller audience.

Trump has been railing against other news outlets, including CNN, over polls that show him losing to Biden. Recently, Trump’s campaign sent a laughable cease-and-desist letter to CNN in response to a poll that showed him losing to Biden by 14% and demanding a retraction. But CNN refused and asserted that it stood by its reporting. Media Matters, in fact, has stressed to journalists that when Trump’s campaign demands a retraction for accurate reporting, it needs to stand by its reporting and refuse to go along with Trumpian temper tantrums.

Trump is being mocked on Twitter for his ranting against Fox News when the cable outlet gives him so much adulation. Here are some tweets on the subject:

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