Fox News is tired of Donald Trump.
Earlier today, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump announced that he is boycotting Fox News for treating him “very unfairly.” Trump tweeted about his refusal to work with the network again, saying that he would not be appearing on any shows “for the foreseeable future.”
According to a statement by Fox News, the tweet was in response to a cancellation of Trump’s scheduled appearance on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday. The statement goes on to criticize the media for covering the tweet and berate Trump for his antics:
“The press predictably jumped to cover his tweet, creating yet another distraction from any real issues that Mr. Trump might be questioned about. When coverage doesn’t go his way, he engages in personal attacks on our anchors and hosts, which has grown stale and tiresome. He doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.”
The war between the network and The Donald is nothing new. Last month, the reality show star complained that the news channel treated him unfairly during the first Republican presidential debate. Not only did he criticize anchor Megyn Kelly for asking him tough questions and famously imply that she was menstruating during the event, but he attacked conservative pundit Bill O’Reilly for having “the same old Trump haters” on his show.
While Fox News chairman Roger Ailes managed to smooth things over with Trump last time around, its recent statement makes another truce seem unlikely.