As the exodus from Fox News continues amid their firing of Tucker Carlson and recent revelations about pro-transgender ideology policies, former President Donald Trump is giving his supporters another reason to turn off the formerly conservative news station.
During her 10 p.m. show Monday night, Fox News host Laura Ingraham appeared to attack Trump for what she claimed were poor poll numbers in several key states — suggesting that President Joe Biden would beat Trump if the two went head-to-head again in the 2024 election.
Ingraham was interviewing Common Sense Society executive editor Chris Bedford when she made the comments. According to Bedford, Republicans like Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis or Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) — both of whom have since declared their candidacy for president — would be able to beat Biden.
Bedford went on to claim that polls show that Biden “is consistently beating Donald Trump.”
However, Trump claims that Ingraham and Bedford were selectively choosing polls that support their opinions — as the most recent Harvard/Harris poll shows Trump beating Biden nationwide by seven points, 47% to 40%. The same poll showed DeSantis tying with Biden, with both sitting at 42%.
In a post on his social media platform, Truth Social, Trump blasted Ingraham — telling his supporters to turn off her Fox News show and instead tune in to Newsmax to watch host Greg Kelly, whose show runs at the same time as “The Ingraham Angle.” He also made sure to attack DeSantis and Biden, using his chosen nicknames for his rivals while citing polling that suggests he can beat them both.
“Laura Ingraham on FoxNews just did a hit piece on me (there go her ratings!) showing some polls which indicate that Ron DeSanctimonious may do better against Biden than I would, when actually polls show that I do MUCH better against Biden than ‘Rob,’” Trump wrote.
“The poll your looking at now, which has me doing far better against Crooked Joe, was just put out by FOX, I am sure unhappily. I’m also leading DeSanctus by over 40 points in Primary Voting. Watch Greg Kelly on Newsmax at 10:00 P.M,” the former president added.
— NEWSMAX (@NEWSMAX) May 24, 2023