“Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy claimed Trump, the GOP 2024 frontrunner, is slipping in the polls after skipping the debate hosted by his network.
“Mr. President, what the heck is going on at Fox News?” national radio host and best-selling author Todd Starnes asked Trump.
“Well, he’s incorrect because most of the polls and I’m way ahead in Emerson, too, but most of the polls literally have me going up a lot since the debate, if you can call it that,” Trump said.
“They’ll pick one poll where if you go down a little bit, they’ll use that one poll, but they won’t use 15 polls or a lot of the polls where you go up. But we’ve gone up very substantially and we’ve gone up in just about every state. It just came out in Virginia, I’m leading by a lot. And that includes Biden, beating Biden, also. Illinois leading by a lot. States that you don’t see that much polled, but we’re leading by a tremendous amount,” he explained.
Trump took the Murdoch family, which owns Fox and other media companies, to task.
“Fox is doing everything possible to derail. You know, it’s the globalists, meaning the owners, but the globalists. And they’re doing everything possible to derail. I have it all the time with them. I mean, we’re constantly sending them notices, letters,” Trump said.
The former president called it a “phenomenon” going on at Fox News.
“Even if it’s a poll nobody ever heard of, they’ll use that poll, and we complain about it all the time. But that’s the way it is. Fox has really changed. It’s unfortunate.”
Trump praised a few Fox anchors, including Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Jesse Watters, and Mark Levin.
“But there’s an undertow at Fox that’s very bad,” he added. “I fully understand that they did the same thing in 2016. I had a lot of popularity with the anchors, but I guess there are some forces in there. You saw what happened in Arizona. You saw what happened in a lot of other ways. So it’s too bad. You know, it’s a shame to have to do that because they lost credibility. That’s why their ratings are way down.”