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Fox v. Trump: The Facts

Despite headlines claiming Fox News has banned former President Donald Trump from their network, there is no solid evidence that a ban is in place. The network has been overlooking Trump to run speeches of Ron DeSantis and Mike Pence but Fox has not addressed their coverage choices implying a rift in the relationship.


The last time Trump was interviewed on Fox was April 13 in an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show. July 25 Trump took to his social media platform Truth Social to express frustration toward Fox for “botching” his poll numbers. The combination of Trump’s rant and the lack of coverage he has received from Fox, left-wing media companies have jumped to the conclusion that Trump is banned from Fox.





Reporters have speculated that Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of Fox, has banned Trump due to his actions on January 6, 2021. As evidence they point to articles published by The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal (also owned by Murdoch) criticizing Trump for January 6.


“Murdoch associates say his frustrations with Trump have only grown; the two have barely spoken since Trump left office,” the Washington Post reported. “But Murdoch’s reputation for pragmatism and Trump’s political durability make it hard to say for sure where their relationship will end up.”


July 26 Trump took to True Social again stating “Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post were always against me until I won,” implying a rocky relationship with the companies starting years before January 6.





Those presently associated with Fox News have yet to make a statement toward the allegations.





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