Trump says Fox News should use more flattering photos of former President Donald Trump.
The one-term president and candidate for the year 2024 complained about the conservative network on social media as early as Thursday morning. Write that those who run the morning news show Fox & Friends are “deliberately showing the absolute worst pictures” of him.
“Especially the big ‘Orange’ with his chin pulled back,” Trump wrote. “They think they can get away with something, but that’s not the case.”
“And then they want me to debate!” he added. (Trump has not committed to attending the first Republican presidential debate of 2024, which Fox News will host next week.)
It’s not clear which chinless photo Trump specifically objected to.
An image that seemed to fit his description was aired at least twice during Thursday morning’s show “Fox & Friends.” It shows Trump speaking at a meeting of the America First Policy Institute in Washington last summer:
Trump also targeted Fox News’ photographic decisions earlier this summer, claim in June that “three people in New Hampshire” asked him “why Fox News uses such ‘terrible’ pictures” of him in stories.
“The coloring, the distortions, everything is just so bad,” Trump wrote on social media. “You have to sit and look at 100 different shots and then do the absolute 10 worst. My employees even complained about it for months, but to no avail.”
But without a concrete example of what Trump considers a “bad” photo, it’s hard to tell what Trump thinks is acceptable and what isn’t.
For example, we cannot be sure if he would object to:
Note: As of Thursday, there are still 446 days until the 2024 presidential election.