Trump floats bizarre conspiracy theory about Fox News during Pennsylvania rally

During a rally he held in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, Monday evening, President Donald Trump began attacking his favorite pro-Trump propaganda network, Fox News, because they’ve been broadcasting town hall meetings featuring Democrats seeking the 2020 nomination.

Referencing a town hall with South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg that Fox had broadcast Sunday, Trump remarked:

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“Last night I watched Alfred E. Neuman. What’s going on with Fox, by the way? What’s going on there? They’re putting more Democrats on than you have Republicans. Something strange is going on at Fox, folks. Something very strange.”

The crowd began to boo, which led the president to add:

“Did you see this guy last night? I did wanna watch. I always have to watch the competition, if you call it that. And he was knocking the hell out of Fox. And Fox has put him in. Somebody’s gonna have to explain the whole Fox deal to me.”

Here’s what Buttigieg had to say Sunday evening regarding Fox and some of their primetime hosts:

“I mean, when you’ve got Tucker Carlson saying that immigrants make America dirty. When you’ve got Laura Ingraham comparing detention centers with children in cages to summer camps. Summer camps. There is a reason why anybody has to swallow hard and think twice before participating in this media ecosystem.”

Buttigieg went on to add that he had chosen to do a Fox town hall so that their viewers could get a different political perspective:

“There are a lot of Americans who my party can’t blame if they are ignoring our message because they will never hear it if we don’t go on [Fox News] and talk about it.

“So it’s why whether it’s going into the viewership of Fox News, or whether geographically it’s going into places where Democrats haven’t been seen much. I think we’ve got to find people where they are—not change our values but update our vocabulary so that we’re truly connecting with Americans from coast to coast.”

Makes perfect sense if you think about it, but Trump attacked Buttigieg and Fox on Twitter Sunday:

Clearly, Trump is worried about his chances of being re-elected next year. He’s terrified of Joe Biden and several of the other Democratic challengers. And he’s also under the illusion that Fox should only do reports, interviews, and town halls with him. In other words, it’s more proof that the Megalomaniac-in-Chief needs to be voted out of office.

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