Donald Trump has a conniption after he realizes Fox News is hedging its bets against him

If you’re in politics or political punditry and you have any savvy at all, you’re busy preparing for a post-Trump future – even if you’re on the conservative side of the fence. Donald Trump is being impeached, he’s facing historically bad reelection odds, and he’ll be immediately arrested by New York State if he loses the election. This isn’t a guy you’d want to hitch your wagons to, if you want any sort of future relevance.

So it’s not surprising to anyone that Fox News, a for-profit company whose loyalty is ultimately to ratings and profits, is increasingly hedging its bets against Donald Trump. Sure, Sean Hannity is too personally embedded in Trump’s scandals to do anything but choose to go down with him. But even the likes of Tucker Carlson are now throwing some occasional shade at Trump, so they can point back to it after Trump has been dismantled, and say “See, I told you Trump was bad news.” And of course Chris Wallace uses his Fox News show to rip into Trump on a regular basis.

Donald Trump, however, is too much of a narcissist to understand that this is how a for-profit business works. For that matter, Trump is too much of a failed businessman to understand this concept. He must have always thought Fox News was building him up because it liked him, not because the network saw it as the easiest path to ratings.

It’s why Trump found himself tweeting this today, seemingly genuinely confused as to why Fox News is trying to incrementally distance itself from him: “Don’t get why Fox News puts losers on like Rep Swalwell (who got ZERO as presidential candidate before quitting), Pramila Jayapal, David Cicilline and others who are Radical Left Haters? The Dems wouldn’t let Fox News get near their bad ratings debates, yet Fox panders. Pathetic!” That’s right, it is pathetic that the so-called President of the United States is whining like this.

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