On Saturday, Fox Corp. confirmed that Lara Trump had left Fox News Channel as an official contributor. Lara Trump is former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law. She was hired by the network in spring of 2021, but she is no longer a contributor due to conflicts of interest.
Fox News said in a statement, “We appreciate Lara’s valuable contributions across Fox News Media programming.” The company has maintained a policy that prohibits people from contributing during a campaign for public office for quite some time now. Since Donald Trump announced his presidential bid for 2024, the network ruled that Lara Trump can no longer be paid for commentary.
The Murdoch family owns Fox Corp. and its media outlets, including Fox, the New York Post, and the Wall Street Journal. Lately, the media outlets have been hard on the former president. The Co-Chairman of the Fox Corporation, Rupert Murdoch, has warned Donald Trump that the media empire will not endorse his run for president during the upcoming elections. Murdoch is also the Executive Chairman of News Corp, which owns The Post and Journal.
Oh wow you're right!
Shapiro and the NY POST, Wall Street Journal and even FOX NEWS are now AGAINST TRUMP.
Maybe that should tell you something buddy. pic.twitter.com/VbnXWgjyTU
— DumpTrump_Moderate 🤙🇺🇲🇺🇦💯🗽 (@JLiRD808) November 27, 2022
Big media organizations — the biggest enemies of Trump’s first run — clearly prefer Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. News Corp. Co-Chair Lachlan Murdoch reportedly told DeSantis that the company would endorse him if he ran for president in 2024. The New York Post and Fox News have called the Florida governor “DeFuture” and “the new Republican party leader.”
During a segment before Donald Trump’s announcement to run, news anchor Stuart Varney said to Lara Trump, “I’m sure you’re very supportive of your father-in-law, but to those of us on the outside looking at it, it didn’t seem as though he’s got the old magic, you know what I mean?” Lara Trump responded, “Oh, well, I highly disagree with that.”
Many in conservative media have taken this opportunity to show their true colors in relation to Donald Trump and the MAGA movement; time will tell if Trump will be able to overcome their opposition again, as he did in 2016.