President Donald Trump continued his very public falling out with Fox News on Twitter this past Wednesday, December 16, tweeting that the network "is dead."
Can’t believe how badly @FoxNews is doing in the ratings. They played right into the hands of the Radical Left Demo… https://t.co/jYQN64eoJN— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1608124865.0
Trump mentioned his issue with Fox's "endless negative and unedited commercials."
While it was unclear what exactly the President was referring to, that didn't stop Twitter from mocking him.
3,000 Americans died of covid-19 yesterday, the same number as were killed on September 11th. Congress is nearing a… https://t.co/DgPF6RVo0M— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1608125151.0
Probably the most shameful thing about the President's tweet was, of course, the fact he seems to be spending his time and energy railing against cable news instead of fighting the global pandemic.
People are dying at a rate of 1-2 every 30 seconds right now. People are lined up in miles-long lines around the c… https://t.co/bzaKjZnpFP— Russell Foster for Texas (@Russell Foster for Texas)1608130286.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews @donnabraziIe 2,979 Americans died yesterday. 2,979 Americans died yesterday. 2,979 Ameri… https://t.co/2hXOmIKcsT— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1608127380.0
#FoxNews is dead so says the Walking Dead #Trump https://t.co/I5FDga2s4F— Steve Cohen (@Steve Cohen)1608137402.0
Trump has been openly fighting with Fox News ever since November, when the network called Arizona for President-elect Joe Biden before any other network.
It is sad to watch in real time how unhinged @realdonaldtrump is now - to even people like myself who are not fans… https://t.co/R2DzP1rsXo— Dougie Kass (@Dougie Kass)1608127601.0
We can believe how badly Donald Trump did in the election. The lowest opinion ratings of any president and then he… https://t.co/UseZ3qKJDE— Will Black (@Will Black)1608130424.0
Some online wondered what unedited commercials Trump could be watching.
Unedited commercials? https://t.co/Bv5ubAZTbB— joanna schroeder (@joanna schroeder)1608137265.0
I don't normally do this so forgive me when I ask, what's an "unedited commercial"? Because as an editor, a comm… https://t.co/vOuZfD9YwZ— Nathan Martin (@Nathan Martin)1608128868.0
Fox & Ex-Friends https://t.co/FZ4Cr9U4Y9— Windsor Mann (@Windsor Mann)1608125011.0
Any other President would recognize it's not the responsibility of a news network to prop up the President's ego.
Or to edit ads.
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews @donnabraziIe What’s “really sad” is the fact that Trump publicly demonizes any individua… https://t.co/8TyUMgO3oB— MURRAY🧢🇺🇸 (@MURRAY🧢🇺🇸)1608129797.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews @donnabraziIe Russia cyber attacked us and you’re whining about this? See, this is why 8… https://t.co/gtTCRG4k8w— David Weissman (@David Weissman)1608126663.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews @donnabraziIe Jan 21, this guy is going to be living in a world of financial and legal ni… https://t.co/lprCltoSs3— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1608125113.0
The irony of a lame-duck President calling a news network "dead" was not lost on Twitter.
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews @donnabraziIe I am the president I AM I AM I AM!!!!!! https://t.co/F9NIxQ4vSf— LOVE MY BIRD🏴 (@LOVE MY BIRD🏴)1608125878.0
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews @donnabraziIe Because that’s what’s really important right now. Glad to see the president… https://t.co/gfLPyAqiZy— Jodie (@Jodie)1608125943.0
It seems the love affair between Donald Trump and Fox News is now just a distant memory.