For the first time in this time-lapse train wreck of a presidency, Donald Trump tweeted something Monday night that is undeniably true: Fox is “fake news.”
The network that exists primarily to distort objective reality in service to Trumpism committed the cardinal sin of accurately reporting 45’s sinking poll numbers in battleground states. Anchor Bret Baier had the unmitigated gall to report that Fox polling has Trump 10 points behind Joe Biden and trailing all five of the top Democratic contenders.
Baier also reported that Trump spent 30 hours with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos for an interview in which Trump again invited foreign powers to interfere in U.S. elections.
The White House did not approve this script, which spurred the Tweeter-in-Chief to “correct the record.”
“@FoxNews Polls are always bad for me. They were against Crooked Hillary also. Something weird going on at Fox. Our polls show us leading in all 17 Swing States. For the record, I didn’t spend 30 hours with @abcnews but rather a tiny fraction of that. More Fake News @BretBaier.”
Trump is right. Something weird is going on at Fox. Objective reality is seeping into the fake news the network broadcasts 24 hours a day. History suggests this an aberration, not a trend, but it obviously itched Trump’s paper-thin skin.
Some days, that’s enough.