Donald Trump calls Fox News ‘dead’ as he steps up feud with network

President Donald Trump continued tearing into Fox News Channel first thing Wednesday morning proclaiming that the right-leaning network was ‘dead.’ 

‘Can’t believe how badly @FoxNews is doing in the ratings. They played right into the hands of the Radical Left Democrats & now are floating in limboland,’ Trump tweeted. ‘Hiring fired Donna Brazile, and far worse, allowing endless negative and unedited commercials. Fox News is dead. Really Sad!’ 

Trump has been at war with Fox News Channel for weeks over the network’s decision to first call Arizona in favor of President-elect Joe Biden on election night – and later join the other networks in calling the race for Trump’s Democratic rival.  

President Donald Trump tore into Fox News Channel Wednesday morning calling the network 'dead.' He's been at war with Fox for weeks after the network called the race for his rival, President-elect Joe Biden

President Donald Trump tore into Fox News Channel Wednesday morning calling the network 'dead.' He's been at war with Fox for weeks after the network called the race for his rival, President-elect Joe Biden

President Donald Trump tore into Fox News Channel Wednesday morning calling the network ‘dead.’ He’s been at war with Fox for weeks after the network called the race for his rival, President-elect Joe Biden 

Trump has long complained about Democratic pundits on Fox, including Brazile, an ex-Democratic National Committee chair, who used to be a political commentator on CNN. 

The Electoral College cemented Biden’s victory on Monday, but Trump continues to refuse to concede the election and instead is lashing out at his perceived enemies. 

Axios reported Tuesday that Trump has vowed to make Fox ‘pay’ for calling the presidential race accurately, but he’s also told confidants that the ‘people at the highest levels of Fox’ have called him to make peace. 

Trump is particularly angry at Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, who moderated Trump’s first debate against Biden, along with Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, Axios said.  

The ratings-obsessed president recently dropped a comment into the middle of a conversation that wasn’t about Fox, asking the individual he was speaking with if they’d heard that Newsmax’s Greg Kelly beat MacCallum in the 7 p.m. hour, the news site reported. 

The president has tried to get his supporters to leave Fox and watch Newsmax or One America News Network instead. 

Kelly edged out MacCallum in one demographic – the 25 to 54-year-old demo – on one night, December 7. 

It hasn’t happened since. 

Otherwise MacCallum’s ‘The Story’ consistently had better ratings than ‘Greg Kelly Reports’ throughout the month of November. 

Fox News Channel’s year to date numbers show the network remains on top of the other cable news channels, winning in both daytime and primetime programming and in the all-important age 25 to 54 demographic. 

Meanwhile, since the election, Newsmax has seen a decrease in viewership. 

And the right-wing network joined Fox News Channel this week in calling Biden ‘presidernt-elect’ after Monday’s Electoral College vote.  

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