Here Is What Really Triggered Trump’s Unhinged Attack On Fox News
Donald Trump was watching his favorite network on Sunday when something sent him over the edge. The president was provoked to unleash an angry series of attacks against Fox News Sunday after seeing soccer fans celebrating the USA’s victory in the Women’s World Cup chanting “F— Trump,” aides told the Associated Press.
“Fox News is changing fast, but they forgot the people who got them there!” tweeted Trump, and criticized the network’s weekend anchors.
According to two aides who spoke on condition of anonymity to the AP, Trump was particularly angered Sunday by a live broadcast by Greg Palkot from the Women’s World Cup in France.
The broadcast showed fans in a Parisian bar celebrating the USWNT’s victory while chanting insults about the president.
Another source of his irritation Sunday was seemingly a segment where a New York Times report was used as a hook to discuss conditions in migrant detention facilities.
Here’s the video that triggered Trump’s attack on Fox News.
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Trump’s attack took many by surprise, as the network is traditionally one of his administration’s strongest media backers and certain hosts even serve as informal advisers and sounding boards for his policies.
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