‘We trusted you!’ Trump fans heckle Fox News star Griff Jenkins at Georgia rally as they chant that the network is ‘fake news’ and full of ‘traitors’ – amid President’s ongoing feud with the conservative TV channel
- President Trump turned on Fox News after they became the first network to declare Joe Biden had won the state of Arizona in the presidential election
- Since then, the Commander-in-chief has repeatedly lashed out at the network, attacking their ratings and accusing them of ‘election interference’
- Supporters of the President also appear to have abandoned Fox
- On Saturday, crowds of Trump fans chanted ‘Fox is Fake News’ as they waited for POTUS to arrive at a Georgia rally
- Network reporter Griff Jenkins was also heckled by people in the crowd
Footage shared to social media showed crowds of MAGA supporters chanting ‘Fox is Fake News!’ before one man began shouting at network star Griff Jenkins.
‘Fox News does not call the election!’ the man raged at Jenkins, before the TV reporter was heckled by a woman.
The footage was filmed by Sky News correspondent Sarah Gough, who wrote beneath her video: ‘Fox News journalists are getting the most abuse from the crowd lining up for Trump’s rally in Valdosta, Georgia. Cries of ‘we trusted you’ and ‘traitors”.
President Trump has turned on Fox News – once his favorite network – after they became the first station to declare that Democratic nominee Joe Biden had won the state of Arizona on election night, November 3.
Fans of President Trump have lashed out at Fox News at a rally in Valdosa, Georgia on Saturday. Footage shared to social media saw crowds of MAGA supporters chanting ‘Fox is Fake News!’ before one man began shouting at network star Griff Jenkins (left)
According to reports, the president was enraged by that announcement and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, attempted to call News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch to have him retract their call that Biden had won the contested swing state.
Murdoch is said to have screened the call.
Since that time Trump has repeatedly blasted the network.
On November 10, Trump claimed Fox’s pre-election predictions – including the release of polls which showed him substantially behind Biden – were so ‘far off’ and incorrect that they counted as ‘election interference’.
Jenkins was heckled by Trump supporters on Saturday as he covered the rally for the conservative TV network
Video shared by one woman showed more than a dozen MAGA fans engaged in anti-Fox News chants
President Trump has turned on Fox News – once his favorite network – after they became the first station to declare that Democratic nominee Joe Biden had won the state of Arizona on election night, November 3
Two days later, he attacked the station again posting on Twitter: ‘@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE. Very sad to watch this happen, but they forgot what made them successful, what got them there. They forgot the Golden Goose. The biggest difference between the 2016 Election, and 2020, was @FoxNews’.
Trump also blasted the fact that Democrat Pete Buttigieg has been frequently invited on the network as a guest. He encouraged fans to switch over and watch conservative rivals Newsmax and OANN instead.
Last month there was even a report that allies of President Trump have been considering acquiring and investing in Newsmax amid fury around Fox News appearing to abandon the POTUS following the election.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Hicks Equity Firm, a private-equity firm linked to a co-chair of the Republican National Committee, has expressed interest in Newsmax.
Newsmax has seen an uptick in viewership since Election Day, when some conservatives and Trump-loyalists became vexed that Fox News and other similar outlets named Joe Biden the president-elect.
Based in West Palm Beach, Florida, where the Trump International Golf Course sits, Newsmax has rallied behind the President’s Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud.
The report has not been substantiated by the Hicks Equity Firm.
Trump urged his supporters to flock to other conservative networks like Newsmax TV and OANN