One of Trump’s Favorites Has ‘Gone to the Dark Side’

Fox & Friends

( – Former President Donald Trump has appeared on Fox & Friends dozens — perhaps hundreds — of times over the years.

Still, as of today, the close and mutually beneficial relationship may be over as Trump now says the Fox News program has “gone to the dark side.”

As The Hill notes in “Trump: ‘Fox & Friends’ has gone to the ‘dark side’“:

“Former President Trump tore into Fox News’s flagship morning program on Monday, lashing out at its hosts for their coverage of his polling as he eyes another run for president in 2024.” [emphasis added]

Here’s what Trump wrote this morning about Fox & Friends on his Truth Social media platform:

@foxandfriends just really botched my poll numbers, no doubt on purpose. That show has been terrible – gone to the “dark side.” They quickly quote the big Turning Point Poll victory of almost 60 points over the number two Republican, and then hammer me with outliers. Actually, almost all polls have me leading all Republicans & Biden BY A LOT. RINO Paul Ryan, one of the weakest and worst Speakers EVER, must be running the place. Anyway, thank you to Turning Point, the crowd & “love” was AMAZING!

According to The Hill, “Trump was referencing the network’s coverage of a new Turning Point USA poll, released on Sunday, that showed the former president well ahead of every other potential Republican primary challenger.”

That is a little different than a couple of other polls we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks,” host Steve Doocy said, referencing other national polling that has shown Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) ahead of Trump in several age demographics. “So it’s like the young people who are activists at that [Turning Point] event like the former president, but looking at these other polls, different answer.”

“Co-host Brian Kilmeade added, “If you look state by state, Ron DeSantis is showing tremendous strength in New Hampshire, Michigan and Florida.” [emphasis added]

Trump’s dissatisfaction with Fox & Friends comes on the heels of two other Rupert Murdoch media outlets — the Wall Street Journal and the New York Post — recently publishing editorials slamming Trump and writing that Trump should never be president again.

Now, given the comments on Fox & Friends, media watchers are wondering if the word has gone out from Rupert Murdoch to his media outlets — including Fox News — that he wants them to move on from Trump and get behind Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for the 2024 Presidential Election.

What do you think? Has Fox News — specifically, Fox & Friends — been unfair to Trump? Please share your thoughts by emailing [email protected]. Thank you.