Apparently, Fox News has hurt Donald Trump’s fee-fees again and in just the kind of behavior he thinks befits the president of the free world, he used a town hall and his Twitter feed to squawk like a stuck chickenhawk.
In a town hall on Wednesday, Trump was asked “Why is the media in general afraid of a Trump presidency. That sent Mr. Make America Great Again into a frenzy of victimhood. (H/T Raw Story)
TRUMP: Oh, I get treated so badly. I mean, I was watching Fox this morning. They treat me so badly. Fox treats me, like, worse than anybody. But I get treated very badly by the media. I don’t even know, I don’t really understand why.
They have pundits on that are just one after another negative, negative, negative. It started where actually nobody — you know they all thought I wasn’t going to run and they said, “He’ll never run, he’ll never run.” …Then they just, they don’t stop and some of ‘em have become much better, but I think Fox, in particular, treats me so badly. It’s incredible. But it doesn’t matter, I guess.
Nah, it just rolls off Trump’s back because he’s so awesome.
For the record, when Trump says Fox treats him “worse than anybody,” I think he meant worse than the other media treat him, not worse than Fox treats people like, say, Barack Obama. But it’s still ridiculous. The fact is, as Trump almost certainly knows, Fox has given him nearly $30 million in free air time. As I wrote in my post about that:
While Megyn Kelly has been a prime time Trump critic, the fact is that most of the rest of Fox cheerleads for Trump. You need look no further than the New Year’s Eve special in which Fox conducted its own countdown for him because the hosts were so busy slobbering over the Trump family that they missed the real countdown.
Why does @megynkelly devote so much time on her shows to me, almost always negative? Without me her ratings would tank. Get a life Megyn!
"@debdew2: @brithume @megynkelly @DiamondandSilk FOX: TRUMP HATERS R SCARED BECAUSE THEY LOSE - TRUMP IS WINNING "
Explain to @brithume and @megynkelly, who know nothing, that I will beat Hillary and win states (and dem-indie votes) that no other R can!
Get out your violin and watch Trump's sob story below.
It will be a joy watching Trumpster and Aging Ailes take each other down in the gutter.
NOTE TO AILES
Trumpster must have moles inside the Foxies because he gets tipped off. He has long time friends at this worthless “news” network, and you know who they are, old man.
On CNN (Connect the world with Becky Anderson) just now, I learned that the Pope has “criticised the Donald” for his attitude towards immigrants by saying that “anybody who builds walls instead of bridges cannot call him/her self a Christian”. The Donald was not actually mentioned by name, however, and Becky failed to realise that the Pope’s words could apply also to several European governments that are justifying the rejection of migrants by saying that they want to protect Christianity in Europe. I’m with Pope Francis in thinking that there’s far too much selfishness and xenophoby among so-called Christians.
Anyway, and not for the first time, CNN has revealed itself to be somewhat less than “international”.