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Fox Uses Huckabee Announcement To Promote Trump

Reported by Ellen - May 15, 2011 -

Moments after Mike Huckabee completed his announcement that he would not run for president in 2012, Fox News played a "Huckabee Alert" to offer Donald Trump's thoughts on the subject. Not Newt Gingrich or Sarah Palin or any of the other stable of Fox News contributors/competitors/potential competitors but Trump. The video is featured right now on FoxNews.com as the second most prominent video, right after Huckabee's announcement.

Of course, Trump's poll numbers have collapsed in weeks, but maybe Fox thinks that with Huckabee out of the picture, Trump will have a chance to rise again.

The video below is from Fox News. Mediaite has a video showing how Trump was trumpeted moments after Huckabee completed his anouncement.

For those who still care, Trump used the situation to further suggest he'd be a candidate with his "announcement."

This might be considered by some people (his emphasis) - not necessarily me - bad news because (Huckabee) is a terrific guy and, frankly, I think he'd be a terrific president. But a lot of people are very happy that he will not be running - especially other candidates.

The screen grab below is from FoxNews.com.