Due to the fact that every single news cycle has to revolve around him, Republican Presidential candidate and whiny baby carrot Donald Trump sent out a tweet Wednesday morning declaring that he will boycott Fox News “for the foreseeable future.” This comes on the heels of the real estate mogul spending the last two evenings directing mean tweets at the network and its two most-watched hosts, Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly. This is at least the third time the celebrity billionaire has declared ‘war’ on the conservative news channel.
.@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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2015
Over the past few days, Trump has seen himself not be the headliner of cable news coverage as the networks have focused on other stories such as Scott Walker dropping out of the GOP race, Ben Carson’s ‘Muslim president’ gaffe, Pope Francis’ first-ever visit to the United States and the death of baseball icon Yogi Berra. Before Trump got pushed aside, he was dealing with the one-two punch of his tepid GOP debate performance and his terrible handling of an anti-Muslim birther at a New Hampshire town hall event.
Therefore, it appears that Trump is going to try to create another feud with the GOP’s propaganda arm in order to push himself back into the top of the news cycle. He’s desperately hoping that this dip back into the same well will bring him the 24/7 media spotlight that he so desperately craves (and has received for three-plus months now). However, considering how cravenly transparent this whole move is, will the mainstream media fall for it? And does Fox even care anymore, what with this being his third temper tantrum over ‘unfair’ treatment in the past six weeks?
Sure, we all know the Trumpster brings the ratings. But for how long? The act is getting extremely old and he’s pretty much revealed that he doesn’t have any new tricks up his sleeve. He’s already repeating the same tired ass stunts and fatigue set in a LONG time ago. Also, the attention on the GOP race has likely transcended Trump at this point. Americans are seeing just how fucking loony tunes many of these candidates are, especially as they’ve tried to out-crazy The Donald.
As the GOP race tightens, and additional also-rans drop out as we approach the actual primaries, we will continue to see Trump pull out more and more desperate cries for attention. But if it is just the same old, same old, people will yawn and turn their gaze elsewhere.