President Trump Claps Back at Dems: I’ll Block Fake News Networks and Radical Left Dems From Holding 2020 Debates
President Trump clapped back at Democrats on Wednesday after DNC Chair Tom Perez announced he is blocking FOX News from hosting presidential primary debates.
TRUMP: “Democrats just blocked @FoxNews from holding a debate. Good, then I think I’ll do the same thing with the Fake News Networks and the Radical Left Democrats in the General Election debates!”
Democrats just blocked @FoxNews from holding a debate. Good, then I think I’ll do the same thing with the Fake News Networks and the Radical Left Democrats in the General Election debates!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2019
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez said in a statement on Wednesday that FOX News will not be permitted to host a presidential primary debate.
Citing a story this week from The New Yorker alleging close ties between FOX News and President Trump’s associates, Tom Perez barred the network from hosting the primary debate.
“Recent reporting at The New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and FOX News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates,” Perez said.
“Therefore, FOX News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates,” Perez concluded in a statement first reported by the Washington Post.
The DNC will hold up to 12 debates during the primaries, including 6 this year alone.
According to The Hill, the first debates are scheduled for June on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo and CNN will be hosting the July debates.
Fox News hasn’t hosted a Democrat presidential debate in several years.
The Dem-media complex must have full control over the narrative — recall former interim Chairwoman of the DNC, Donna Brazile gave the debate questions in advance for a CNN town hall to her favored candidate, Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election cycle.