Trump Swears Off Fox News, Raves About Stephen Colbert

Steve Guest Media Reporter
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Donald Trump has — temporarily, at least — sworn off Fox News Channel, insisting in a tweet that the network has “been treating me very unfairly.”

@FoxNews has been treating me very unfairly & I have therefore decided that I won’t be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future.

Moments later, the billionaire businessman praised “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” where Trump appeared Tuesday night.  (RELATED: Ceasefire Over: Trump Attacks Fox News As Haven For ‘Trump Haters’)

Trump linked to an article mentioning the “ratings bump” the show received during Trump’s appearance. (RELATED: Can’t Stump Trump: The Donald ACES Pop Quiz On ‘The Late Show’)

Trump has been periodically attacking Fox News since the first GOP debate. (RELATED: Fox News Boss: Trump’s Kelly Attacks ‘Crude And Irresponsible’)

UPDATE at 2:39 PM EST: A statement released by Fox News indicated that Fox News canceled on Donald Trump.

At 11:45am today, we canceled Donald Trump’s scheduled appearance on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday, which resulted in Mr. Trump’s subsequent tweet about his ‘boycott’ of FOX News. The press predictably jumped to cover his tweet, creating yet another distraction from any real issues that Mr. Trump might be questioned about. When coverage doesn’t go his way, he engages in personal attacks on our anchors and hosts, which has grown stale and tiresome. He doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.

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