Fox News Channel announced Thursday that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and Roger Ailes, chairman and CEO of Fox News and the Fox Television Stations Group, will meet next week to iron out any differences they have.
A Fox News spokesman announced the editorial executive meeting in a statement:
“Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Donald Trump spoke this morning and plan to have a meeting next week to discuss their differences of opinion regarding Fox’s coverage of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. Ailes will be joined by senior Fox editorial executives. Mr. Trump believes he has been treated unfairly in certain instances. FOX News has held every candidate in this race to the highest journalistic standards throughout our coverage. We believe a candid meeting about our differences is required and that any misunderstandings can be handled without compromising those standards.”
This won’t be the first such conversation between the two titans since Trump announced his candidacy. The first came after the Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News when Trump perceived that he’d been unfairly targeted by moderator and Fox News host Megyn Kelly.
Trump’s latest beef is with National Review editor Rich Lowry told Kelly on her program Wednesday that Carly Fiorina cut off a vital part of Trump’s anatomy during the latest Republican primary debate on CNN.
“I think part of what’s going on here is that last [CNN Republican] debate,” Lowry told Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File” Wednesday. “Carly Fiorina cut [Trump’s] balls off with the precision of a surgeon.”
“What did you just say?” Kelly asked. “You can’t say that!”
Trump didn’t think so either, and said that Fox News owed him an apology.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2015
Louisiana Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal had his own take on the drama.
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