On the social media platform Truth Social, 45th President Donald J. Trump warned his supporters that Fox News’ flagship morning show Fox & Friends had “gone to the dark side.”
The Hill reports:
“@foxandfriends just really botched my poll numbers, no doubt on purpose,” Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social, the social network platforming he started after leaving office. “That show has been terrible — gone to the ‘dark side.’ They quickly quote the big Turning Point Poll victory of almost 60 points over the number two Republican, and then hammer me with outliers.”
Trump was referencing the network’s coverage of a new Turning Point USA poll, released on Sunday, that showed the former president well ahead of every other potential Republican primary challenger.
“That is a little different than a couple of other polls we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks,” host Steve Doocy said, referencing other national polling that has shown Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) ahead of Trump in several age demographics. “So it’s like the young people who are activists at that [Turning Point] event like the former president, but looking at these other polls, different answer.”
Co-host Brian Kilmeade added, “If you look state by state, Ron DeSantis is showing tremendous strength in New Hampshire, Michigan and Florida.”