Donald Trump just got some really, REALLY bad news.
Even though Trump has been denying it, his Twitter behavior strongly supports recent reports that he spends anywhere between four and eight hours per day watching cable news. As his first meeting of the day typically doesn’t start until 11 a.m., the president has his entire morning free to binge on cable news and live-tweet his favorite show, Fox and Friends. In fact, Trump tweets about Fox and Friends so much that he might as well work for them. But unfortunately, the feeling isn’t mutual.
Thanks to a bombshell report, Fox executives, producers, and hosts see Trump as a “looming figure” that the network must now cater to – and not everyone is happy about it. One Fox News contributor said:
“When you worked at Fox, you knew that at any moment Roger Ailes was watching. Every day was like a job interview with Ailes. Now it’s the same way for Trump.”
A former Fox anchor also revealed how Trump’s presidency has been heavily influenced by Fox News:
“What he usually does is he’ll call after a show and say, ‘I really enjoyed that.’ The highest compliment is, ‘I really learned something.’ Then you know he got a new policy idea.”
While this is certainly frightening, it’s not shocking at all that Trump would get all of his ideas from the most inaccurate mainstream news network there is. What is more surprising, however, is how the executives of the network really feel about him. One Fox executive called out Trump’s victim mentality:
“He has the same embattled view as a typical Fox viewer—that ‘the liberal elites hate me; they’re trying to bring me down.’
Another Fox executive touched on Trump’s constant contact with the network, which now makes everyone on staff feel as though they must now run their shows for their privileged “audience of one.” The Fox exec said:
“He’s sort of viewed as this crazy person who calls all the time.”
One staffer even remarked on the president’s creepy Twitter habits.
“It’s freaky to see him tweeting at Fox & Friends. That doesn’t help us. We’re not state television.”
Trump’s heart will probably be broken after he hears what his favorite network has been saying about him!
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