Fox News aired former Vice President Mike Pence’s speech live on Tuesday but did not carry former President Donald Trump’s speech in D.C. just hours later, Breitbart News reports.
Trump made his return to D.C. for the first time since the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, giving a speech at the America First Policy Institute summit.
Fox News did not carry the speech despite airing Pence’s address to the Young Americas Foundation’s national student conference hours earlier.
Pence has increasingly held competing rallies and events to campaign for candidates that oppose Trump’s picks. He acknowledged that he and Trump differ on issues on Tuesday, ahead of a potential 2024 primary clash.
"I don't know that our movement is that divided," Pence said. "I don't know that the president and I differ on issues. But we may differ on focus. I truly do believe that elections are about the future, and that is absolutely essential at a time when so many Americans are hurting."
Murdoch turns on Trump:
The Fox News decision came after two other outlets owned by Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch — The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post — both published editorials dumping Trump.
“As a matter of principle, as a matter of character, Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again,” the Post editorial board wrote.
“Character is revealed in a crisis, and Mr. Pence passed his Jan. 6 trial. Mr. Trump utterly failed his,” the Journal editorial board wrote.
Trump rages at Fox & Friends:
Trump also groused at his allies on Fox & Friends this week, accusing them of going to the “dark side” after they reported his poll numbers are slipping ahead of a potential primary matchup with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
“@foxandfriends just really botched my poll numbers, no doubt on purpose. That show has been terrible – gone to the ‘dark side,’” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
Trump appeared to blame the reporting on former House Speaker Paul Ryan, who joined the board of directors of Fox News’ parent company after leaving office.
“RINO Paul Ryan, one of the weakest and worst Speakers EVER, must be running the place,” Trump wrote.