Trump Shocks Fox News By Leaking Secret Deal for a Weekly Segment.

Throughout the 2020 presidential campaign, Donald Trump has affirmed his cowardly approach to the media. The vast majority of his interviews have been reserved for the Fox News Trump-fluffers that he knows will be gentle with him. He has virtually sealed himself in a Fox News bunker. But despite his tedious and impotent repetition of Stalinist inspired catch phrases like “fake news” and “the media is the enemy of the people,” Trump, as he recently admitted, spends hours watching Fox every day.

Donald Trump, Mask, Fox News

Trump’s reliance on glassy-eyed disciples like Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Lou Dobbs, and Maria Bartiromo, is further evidence of the cult-like nature of his following. And no one can plausibly deny that Fox News isn’t fulfilling its role as Trump’s Ministry of Disinformation. It’s the same sort of mutually beneficial relationship that parasites enjoy with their willing hosts.

On Tuesday morning Trump visited once again with the network’s “Curvy Couch” potatoes of Fox and Friends. The “interview” was typical of the slobbering tongue baths that Trump is accustomed to on the network. The adoring hosts smiled vacantly as Trump accused Joe Biden of using drugs during previous debates and public appearances. They declined to follow up after he asserted that the governor of Nevada is going to rig the ballots in his state. They fawned over his phony “peace” agreement that entirely excluded the Palestinians. They valiantly kept straight faces when Trump blamed wildfires on “exploding trees.”

However, there was a moment of melodrama when Trump seemed to reveal a secret agreement that he made with his Fox News benefactors. It went something like this…

Trump: It’s good to be here. It’s great to be with my friends. I think we’re gonna do this, we’ve agreed to do it once a week in the morning, and I look forward to it. Like the old days.
Steve Doocy: I haven’t heard that. Well, that’s an exclusive.right there.

So Trump just broke the news of a programming agreement between him and Fox. Trump was also fondly recalling his pre-presidential days when he had a weekly segment on Fox and Friends called “Mondays with Trump.” However, now that he resides in the White House, such an arrangement would be wholly inappropriate for both Trump and Fox News. It was so improper that when Trump repeated the news later in the program, Doocy – probably on orders from producers in the control room – shot it down in this awkward exchange:

Trump: We’re going to do it every week. Every Monday, I think they said. And if we can’t do it on a Monday, we’ll do it on a Tuesday like we did today.
Doocy: You may want to do it every week but Fox has not committed to that. We’re going to take it on a case-by-case basis. And Joe Biden, as well, is always welcome to join us for 47 minutes like we just did with the president.

Note that Trump had already hung up by the time Doocy issued his denial that an agreement had been reached. But Trump was not expressing some vague desire to have a weekly segment. He explicitly said that “we’ve agreed to do it,” and referred to what “they said” about his new regular Fox gig. Of course knowing Trump, that could have been either a lie, a figment of his imagination, or the truth that was supposed to be confidential.

No matter, Trump’s casual acceptance of such a flagrantly unethical deal reveals how comfortable he is with embracing blatant propaganda. It also tells us that he has an hour available to chat with with his Fox friends every week. That’s important because it would significantly cut into his other primary duties: golfing, tweeting, and watching other programs on Fox News.

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4 thoughts on “Trump Shocks Fox News By Leaking Secret Deal for a Weekly Segment.

  1. What about the reports by various sources that the orange occupant takes Adderall before he has a rally or gives a formal news conference in order to sound more coherent?? The old orange tweeter is projecting his use of drugs on his honorable opponent, Joe Biden. To bad the pretendent can’t adhere to the old adage that when people live in glass houses they shouldn’t throw stones.

  2. Aaron Rupar commented that people do visit their therapists once a week, but this is more like the potentate visiting his Church (of the SubMoron) every week.

    But, once again, we have Tyrant ready to embrace these inappropriate outreaches on a regular basis. If Obama had done this with, say, MSNBC, the TyrantLovers would blow a gasket.

    I said this before about the TyrantLovers’ double standards with Their Beloved Tyrant:

    1) Tyrant IGNORED the Covid threat for five months.
    2) Tyrant LIED about the Covid threat for five months following — admitting BOTH.
    3) If Obama had done this, the TyrantLovers would be calling him a mass murderer.

  3. I posted this “open letter” a while back on MM, which touches on the double standards the TyrantLovers push for Their Beloved God but would NEVER accept for any REAL president. Pardon me if it’s a little long, but it’s relevant:

    Dear Tyrant Worshipers:

    We just want to make something very clear here.

    1) Your Beloved God believes he has ultimate power and that he needs answer to no one.
    2) Your Beloved God respects all dictators and tyrants because he sees them as father figures, and he will follow their instructions and their lead.
    3) Your Beloved God is easily manipulated by figures of extreme power.
    4) Your Beloved God takes all instructions from FuxPods like Sean Hannity and dictators like Kim Jong un.
    5) Your Beloved God is easily influenced by conspiracy theories that comport with his limited knowledge.
    6) Your Beloved God insults and sexually molests all females, especially very young girls, and is terrified of strong women capable of standing up to him.
    7) Your Beloved God is an intolerant racist who once prohibited people of color from renting his properties. He also wants a wall designed to prevent anyone who is NOT a white male into the country for whatever reason.
    8) Your Beloved God ADMITS to lying about a life-threatening pandemic to “avoid panic,” but isn’t above circulating numerous conspiracies to terrify his worshipers into voting for him or doing his will.
    9) Your Beloved God is quick to go on the attack against the slightest insult, even something so small as a choice of words (covfefe).
    10) This means that, should you say anything Your Beloved God doesn’t happen to like that half second, he will treat you as The Enemy and do everything he can (from his toilet) to destroy you.
    11) Inevitably, this includes you, Fux Spews, OAN, Matt Drudge, and anyone who utterly worships Your Beloved God but happened to have said the truth just once.

    Therefore, we have to ask: what IS it about this man that deserves your utter and complete worship? And why are you so convinced that this man deserves another term as your president when you would condemn and demand the immediate arrest of anyone ELSE demonstrating just ONE of these points?

    We thank you for your time.

    Sincerely,
    The American People

    • Great open letter!
      I don’t suppose I should hold my breath waiting for any of Trump’s tyrant worshippers to think about it & have a response.

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