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Politics Trump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox

08:05  01 july  2020
08:05  01 july  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Trump took to his favorite social media venue on Tuesday to decry a Fox panel discussion featuring disgraced “She gets fired by CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hired by Fox News. Where are you Roger Ailes ?” the president said, citing another tweet critical of Brazile.

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President Trump targeted Fox News late Tuesday while tweeting praise for its late chairman, Roger Ailes.

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Trump swiped at the network in multiple tweets for having Donna Brazile, a former Democratic National Committee chair, as a contributor.

"She gets fired by @CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hired by @FoxNews. Where are you Roger Ailes?" Trump initially tweeted.

He was referring to an incident in 2016 when it was revealed that Brazile passed town hall topics to 2016 Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton's campaign. Brazile later called her decision a "mistake."

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Trump , quote- tweeting Corey Lewandowski saying “Guess it’s not as easy as everyone thought. ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ connected with people that’s why he won 38 Primaries and Caucuses,” said, “Too bad. We will miss you Kamala!”

A few hours after the New York report, Ailes held an emergency meeting with longtime friend Rudy Giuliani and lawyer Marc Mukasey at his home Ailes had just been forced out as president of CNBC under circumstances that would foreshadow his problems at Fox . While his volcanic temper, paranoia

The president also retweeted multiple posts Tuesday night that were critical of the network for having Brazile as a contributor. Brazile joined Fox News as a contributor last year.

Trump critics quickly pounced on the president's tweet about Ailes, noting that the former Fox chairman, who had been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, has been dead for three years.

"President Cognitive Ability inquires about the whereabouts of Roger Ailes," conservative lawyer and vocal Trump critic George Conway tweeted, appearing to reference Trump's frequent boasts about his mental faculties.

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The late Fox News founder Roger Ailes hired seasoned journalists like Wallace because he thought it would deflect criticism of the network’s right-leaning Trump has attacked Wallace before. In May, he complained that Wallace complimented Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, tweeting , “I

Ailes was infuriated. In a statement Tuesday he assailed Trump 's "verbal assaults," praised Kelly's journalistic chops and said "all of us at Fox News Fox personalities by and large refrained from talking about Trump 's earlier attacks against Kelly. But on Monday they were given the thumbs-up to

Brazile also hit back, suggesting that Trump was not supporting U.S. troops in light of recent reports of Russia paying Taliban-linked groups to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan.

"Mr President, will you back our troops or stand with you pal Putin? Read my lips: Our country deserves better," she tweeted.

Trump later clarified: "I know better than anyone that my friend Roger Ailes died 3 years ago, just look at what happened to @FoxNews. We all miss Roger!!!"

Trump has generally seen favorable coverage on Fox News, though the president has recently knocked the network for conducting polls that showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden.

"I'm not happy with Fox at all," Trump said in an interview earlier this month.

"My base hates what Fox News is doing," he said, asserting that the network "wants to be politically correct all of a sudden."

Twitter removes an image tweeted by Trump for violating its copyright policy .
Trump's tweet showed a "meme" version of a picture taken by Damon Winter for the New York Times in 2015. The publication filed the takedown notice.Trump's tweet showed a picture taken by Damon Winter for the New York Times in 2015. But the president had turned it into a meme with the words: "In reality they're not after me they're after you.

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