Former President Donald Trump voiced his concerns about the failing integrity of Fox News Saturday and suggested CNN could capitalize on the conservative market offering, “what the hell have they got to lose?”
Trump is once again hitting his stride on social media since his TruthSocial platform got up and running. Ahead of a stop on the American Freedom Tour in Austin, TX where he would be joined by conservative figures that included former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and documentary filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, the president had some choice words for the varied cable news networks.
“CNN should go Conservative and take over the greatest, strongest, and most powerful BASE in U.S. history,” Trump posted on his TruthSocial account. “Nobody is watching CNN’s Fake News now so, as I say, what the hell have they got to lose?”
“Sadly,” he conceded, “they’re too stupid to make the change!”
The reason Trump suggested CNN could make such a move stemmed from his assessment that Fox News had left a vacuum to fill. “Fox News is no longer Fox News,” he declared making the case that they were just another corporate shill unconcerned with reporting what matters most to the American people.
To support his claim, the president noted, “They won’t even show or discuss the greatest & most impactful documentary of our time, ‘2000 Mules.’ The Radical Left Democrats are thrilled – They don’t want the TRUTH to get out.”
“Depressing to watch what has happened to Fox!” he concluded on that point.
President Trump after seeing #2000Mules: “Anybody that sees the great new documentary, “2000 Mules,” who doesn’t believe the 2020 Presidential Election was Rigged and Stolen, is either a fool, very corrupt, or stupid.”
May God bless you @DineshDSouza pic.twitter.com/eOJ4EZzF01
— Israel & USA forever (@israelUSAforeve) May 14, 2022
Trump has been a vocal supporter of D’Souza’s documentary, “2000 Mules,” and its investigation into the alleged illegal ballot harvesting that took place during the 2020 presidential election. The film was made in cooperation with True the Vote and its president and founder Catherine Engelbrecht who has testified before officials on her findings that, in part, used “both video surveillance and geospatial data to track and analyze drop box traffic patterns,” to identify disparities.
Throughout the promotion of his documentary, D’Souza has also been vocal about the perceived failings of Fox News and Newsmax in covering the content of the film.
Fox hosts and pundits routinely denounce the mainstream media for banning any mention of the Hunter Biden story in the weeks leading up to the election. Fox itself is now banning any mention of “2000 Mules.” Both are important, legitimate stories. So what’s the difference?
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 12, 2022
If Fox is being blocked from mentioning “2000 Mules” by its lawyers, it needs to fire its lawyers. They let Fox get into ruinous litigation over what they did allow, and now want to cover their butts by shutting down a completely legitimate news story of massive public interest
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 12, 2022
D’Souza likened the behavior to that of the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story prior to the 2020 election, which he noted Fox News had spoken out against. He added, “If Fox is being blocked from mentioning ‘2000 Mules’ by its lawyers, it needs to fire its lawyers. They let Fox get into ruinous litigation over what they did allow, and now want to cover their butts by shutting down a completely legitimate news story of massive public interest.”
BTW @newsmax is also blocking coverage of “2000 Mules.” I was booked on Grant Stinchfield’s Newsmax show and then the network cancelled on me. Criticize the move if you like, but why isn’t this a legitimate news story? How can so-called news networks pretend it doesn’t exist?
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 9, 2022
After D’Souza called out Newsmax for cancelling his previously scheduled appearance to discuss the film, the network issued a statement in response.
We’ve allowed the for-profit ‘2000 Mules’ to run their ads on @Newsmax. We’ve extensively covered the 2020 election, its results, and President Trump’s challenges to the race.
Voter integrity issues are of national importance. (2/2)
— Newsmax (@newsmax) May 9, 2022
“We’ve extensively covered the 2020 election, its results, and President Trump’s challenges to the race,” they said in part. “Voter integrity issues are of national importance.”
In support of Trump’s claim that CNN is too stupid to make a change, one social media user pointed out, “If 2000 Mules wasn’t accurate CNN wouldn’t be able to shut up about it.”
If 2000 Mules wasn’t accurate CNN wouldn’t be able to shut up about it.
— Steve (@SchmidtSteve6) May 14, 2022
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