President Donald Trump interviewed the mask worn by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham at his campaign rally in Michigan on Friday and said he did not know what happened to the news station.
During the rally in Waterford Township, Trump talked about Joe Biden’s runner-up, Kamala Harris, and how she expressed her dislike for those who mispronounce her name.
“I think that was actually, that was on the big Laura Ingraham show. Actually, I was watching that,” Trump said. “And I think Laura Ingraham is here somewhere. Where is Laura Ingraham? Where is Laura Ingraham? Where is Laura Ingraham? I can’t recognize you. Is that a mask? It is not a mask. Are you wearing a mask? I’ve never seen her in a mask before. Look at yourself. Wow, she’s very politically correct.”
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– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 30, 2020
Shortly after questioning why the Fox News anchor was wearing a mask at his rally, which is mandatory in Michigan for crowded outdoor public spaces, Trump criticized Fox News for covering Biden’s campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa.
“Fox left, too. I don’t know what the hell happened to Fox, do I? What happened to Fox?” Trump said.
There were booing in the crowd as Trump went on: “We still have some great ones at Fox. We still have some great ones. It’s not like the old days.”
He added, “We’re better now than we ever were. There is more enthusiasm. The crowds are much bigger. There’s more excitement. But Fox is a big difference. Somewhere on the track we lost Fox. That’s all right. That’s all right. But there’s a big difference.”
This is not the first time that the president criticized Fox News, because on October 12 he said something similar in a tweet.
“@FoxNews permits more negative announcements over me than practically all other networks together. Not like in the old days, but we will win even bigger than 2016,” Trump wrote. He added that Roger Ailes, the former CEO and chairman of the network, was “the BIGGEST”.
Ailes resigned from Fox News in July 2016 after several women made accusations of sexual assault.
Trump’s comments on Friday came less than a week before election day.
Tekk.tv asked Fox News for a comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication.