Donald Trump Jr. whines that Fox News hasn’t invited him for the longest time
Donald Trump Jr. complained Monday that Fox News hasn’t booked him as a guest in a long time, accusing “censorship.”
“I used to be on Fox three, four, five, six, ten times a week,” he said in the “Steak for Breakfast” podcast.
“I wasn’t there for nine months. No call, no invitation, nothing,” he continued. “So I understand what they seem to want to do to the America First movement. You know, Tucker was another of those voices.”
The former president’s eldest son attributed his long absence from the broadcaster his father once adored to a larger problem with right-wing media turning against him and others.
“I’ve watched the censorship, even in the conservative mainstream media,” Trump Jr. said. “You saw what Fox did to Tucker Carlson last week, and the week before that it was Dan Bongino.”
Trump attributed Carlson’s firing by Fox News to the cable personality’s “America First” agenda, such as questioning the United States’ support for Ukraine to defend itself against the Russian invasion. He claimed Carlson was shown the door after saying that former President Donald Trump was the only person who understood foreign policy and the risks of the US proxy war with Russia.
Carlson was ousted after Fox News settled a $787.5 million legal dispute with Dominion Voting Systems. The conservative broadcaster used the ex-president’s false calls about voter fraud by the likes of Carlson to feed its ratings.
It was also noted that Carlson had sent “highly offensive” messages that alarmed Fox executives. He privately mocked those who spread election lies while publicly fueled conspiracy theories. He has also denounced the former president privately.
Trump Jr.’s father experienced what some observers called a “soft ban” from Fox News between late September 2022 and late March, when he didn’t have an on-air interview. The Associated Press reported.
We contacted Fox News as to the reason for the son’s absence from the network and received no immediate response.