A growing divide has emerged between Fox News and former President Donald Trump.
The shift has seen the network focus more on bashing President Joe Biden, as well as on other GOP leaders.
— The Hill (@thehill) July 29, 2022
“Trump’s superpower is getting all the coverage. That’s not happening anymore. Fox is not covering him 24 hours a day,” said media expert Daniel Cassino, according to The Hill.
“So it seems that is leading to frustration that he’s not dominating Fox the way he did before,” he added.
FOX SNUBS TRUMP’S SPEECH: When Trump spoke to a friendly crowd on Tuesday, he was covered by a range of news outlets, both mainstream ones and those more sympathetic to him. There was one notable outlier: Fox News. No live coverage, little airtime. LOSER
— Manuel Hernandez (@ManuelTwiteo) July 28, 2022
It hasn’t helped that Trump has bashed the network that largely backed his presidential runs.
“Fox and Freinds] just really botched my poll numbers, no doubt on purpose,” Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social.
“That show has been terrible — gone to the ‘dark side.’ They quickly quote the big Turning Point Poll victory of almost 60 points over the number two Republican, and then hammer me with outliers,” he added.
Former President Donald Trump tore into Fox News’ flagship morning program on Monday, lashing out at its hosts for their coverage of his polling as he eyes another run for president in 2024. https://t.co/9BIhzbaw7M
— FOX 5 San Diego (@fox5sandiego) July 25, 2022
The recent controversies could come back to hurt Trump if he runs for president in 2024.
Instead of a major boost from the network, Trump could face more criticism that could give other GOP contenders more attention.
The shift will be one to continue watching in the days ahead as the nation seeks to decide which conservative to back to face Biden in the next election cycle.