Trump abandons Fox News: “We have to start looking for a new News outlet”

President Donald Trump appears to have officially removed his endorsement from The Fox News Channel in a series of tweets sent on Wednesday.

The president’s frustration with the network appears to have stemmed from his lack of appreciation for their interviews with a top Democratic Party spokeswoman:

“Just watched @FoxNewsheavily promoting the Democrats through their DNC Communications Director, spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback by anchor, @SandraSmithFox,” Trump said. “Terrible considering that Fox couldn’t even land a debate, the Dems give them NOTHING! @CNN & @MSNBC are all in for the Open Border Socialists (or beyond). Fox hires ‘give Hillary the questions’ @donnabrazile, Juan Williams and low ratings Shep Smith. HOPELESS & CLUELESS! They should go all the way LEFT and I will still find a way to Win – That’s what I do, Win. Too Bad!”

“I don’t want to Win for myself, I only want to Win for the people,” Trump went on. “The New @FoxNews is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us anymore!”

While the president has made his affection for the network known in the past, recent days have strained the relationship between the Oval Office and the nation’s biggest news network.

This break could be due in part to the anchors’ willingness to push back when they believe the president isn’t making the right move. Case in point, just weeks ago, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace had harsh criticism for the President concerning his treatment of businesses and the economy.

Wallace told Sandra Smith on America’s Newsroom Friday “we have a free-market capitalist system,” in response to the president’s tweeting that American companies are “hereby ordered” to look for an alternative to business in China.

“The best I can tell, the American president can’t order U.S. Companies how they’re going to do their sales and where they’re going to have their supply chains. We have a free-market capitalist system. I don’t think the president can order a car company to move some of its factories from one place to another,” Wallace said.

“He could impose tariffs or make it economically untenable, but can’t sit there and order the CEO or the board and my guess is most people in this country wouldn’t want to see a president be able to do this,” Wallace said.

The Fox host was also disenchanted with the president attempting to rile his own pick for the Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell

“When you have the president of the United States sort of flailing around this way and ordering companies to move back to the U.S. And saying that the head of the Federal Reserve is the enemy of the country, is that going to create more consumer confidence about the state of the economy or not?” Wallace asked rhetorically.

Written by Savannah Pointer.

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