The on again/off again Trump and Fox News feud is back on in a big way after the Republican frontrunner went a Twitter tirade against Fox and O’Reilly.
Trump is creating a major headache for Fox News by doing what many believed was impossible. He is turning Fox News’s own viewers against the network. Trump is making viewers question the wingnut cred of Fox.
Unlike other Republican candidates, Trump doesn’t need the endorsement of Fox News or the free media that their coverage can provide. Trump is his own media machine, so he doesn’t owe Fox News anything.
On NBC’s Today, Fox News’s O’Reilly dismissed Trump as theater, “I’ve known Trump a long time, he wants people to like him. When people criticize him, he takes it personally. And this machine, this tweeting thing. The worst thing you can give Trump is this tweeting thing. I just think this is just an extension of his reality show, The Apprentice. This is just theater right now.”
The lunatic fringe is so fractured that the currently Republican frontrunner is in a state of war with the cabal’s in-house cable television network. The longer Trump is allowed to rampage the more damage his does to Republican chances of victory in 2016. So, Keep It Up, Trump!