Trump claims that Fox News is withholding national surveys showing that he would beat Biden in the 2024 race. He thinks this is highly plausible because they only show horrible photos of him.
Trump went onto his Truth Social platform and accused the once-beloved network of covering up these poll results and showing only the worst possible images of him, including the infamous big orange one in which his chin was retracted far back. He further claimed that nationwide polls showing him beating Biden in the 2024 race were covered by the network’s “Fox & Friends” morning show.
Fox News’ main political anchor Bret Baier and “The Story” co-host Martha MacCallum will moderate the Republican primary debate on August 23 in Milwaukee. Trump has previously slammed Fox News for regularly featuring Bill Barr, a “slow thinker” who failed to combat or uncover Election Fraud and the radical left.
Trump also advertised an interview with Larry Kudlow on the 4 p.m. edition of Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow” on Truth Social.
Only a few Republican presidential contenders have refused to debate their primary opponents, and Trump is one of them. To qualify for a spot on the debate stage, according to the Republican National Committee, candidates must get at least 1% of the national vote in three national surveys or 1% of the national vote in two national polls and 1% in two of the four early voting states. Republicans running for president must likewise agree to back their party’s candidate.
Trump, former VP Mike Pence, Senator Tim Scott, and former NJ Gov. Chris Christie have not signed the pledge but have met the necessary fundraising and popularity levels.
Despite contradictory reports, CNN reported that a former presidential advisor indicated Trump would attend the Republican primary debate. Most disagree, saying he most likely will talk to Tucker Carlson, a former anchor on Fox News who now streams on X,
Some say he may call other television programs to criticize his opponents, which would be a very Trump-like move.