Lara Trump scalded by MSNBC guest for appearance on Fox News as an ‘expert’ on elections
As President Donald Trump prepares for a Thursday night interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News, the network was slammed on MSNBC for allowing the president’s daughter-in-law to serve as a 2020 analyst.
Lara Trump is not only the president’s daughter-in-law, she’s also a senior advisor to his 2020 re-election campaign.
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace played a highlight reel of how Fox News has covered the 2020 campaign, with unhinged clips of Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson and Hannity.
“I’m sorry for that you guys, it’s going to make sense in a second,” Wallace said at the end. “That’s how Donald Trump’s favorite network is covering the 2020 Democratic primary race.”
For analysis, Wallace interviewed New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer, the author of the highly-praised article “The Making of the Fox News White House: Fox News has always been partisan. But has it become propaganda?“
“It’s basically serving as kind of an extension of the Trump White House at this point,” Mayer noted.
“I was amazed that among the people that Fox turned to for analysis of the 2020 race is Lara Trump, who as an expert, she happens to be a daughter-in-law of the president,” Mayer noted.
“It’s so astonishingly unprofessional,” she charged. “People don’t do this in really distinguished and respected news organizations, but Fox plays by its own rules.”