On Monday’s Fox & Friends, Newt Gingrich chided the hosts for giving Trump a massive platform with wall-to-wall coverage of his campaign.
“This time the billionaire is spending the least amount of money and running away with this thing,” co-host Brian Kilmeade said. It’s going to make people… ”
“Well, but that’s because of you guys,” Gingrich interjected.”Donald Trump gets up in the morning, tweets to the entire planet at no cost, picks up the phone, calls you, has a great conversation for about eight minutes, which would have cost him a ton in commercial money and meanwhile his opponents are all out there trying to raise the money to run an ad. Nobody believes the ad.”
The hosts tried to convince Gingrich that other candidates weren’t getting the same coverage but don’t choose to come onto the shows.
“Look, you could say that Trump is the candidate Fox & Friends invented,” Gingrich said. “He was on your show I think more than any other show. It was always a happy, positive conversation.”
Ironically, Trump has been no friend to Fox. He canceled the upcoming townhall, claiming he has a conflict.
Trump is starting to walk away with this nomination and the panic is starting to set in. Media – and not just Fox – gave Trump a free platform for hours every day, something they hadn’t done for the other candidates. Trump is very entertaining and he gets them ratings, but things are getting very serious now.
Some regret the attention they gave him and it’s probably too late.
The biggest concern the GOP has are Trump’s unfavorables which are at 60%. Hillary’s are at 51%