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Fox News: Donald Trump’s antics are ‘stale and tiresome’

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Manhattan after he signed a pledge Thursday to support the Republican nominee in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run on September 3, 2015 in New York City. Trump made the announcement following a meeting with  Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. Trump stressed repeatedly in the news conference that he is leading in all national polls.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 03:  GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Manhattan after he signed a pledge Thursday to support the Republican nominee in the 2016 general election, ruling out a third-party or independent run on September 3, 2015 in New York City. Trump made the announcement following a meeting with  Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. Trump stressed repeatedly in the news conference that he is leading in all national polls.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump speaks at a news conference in Manhattan on September 3, 2015 in New York City. Photograph by Spencer Platt — Getty Images

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.