The FOX broadcast network seemingly snubbed the president of the United States on Sunday when it cut to commercial while he was speaking.
Viewers complained on Twitter that FOX Sports cut away prior to President Donald Trump’s campaign-style speech at the Daytona 500, where he was named grand marshal.
FOX’s cameras were also criticized for cutting away from Trump’s lap at the Daytona 500 in his presidential limo. Instead, fans were treated to a commercial from Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
Some viewers praised the network for not giving the president’s 2020 campaign additional publicity.
Watch the clip and read the tweets below.
Guess that about sums it up…
— Danielle Cashat (@daniellecashat) February 16, 2020
FOX seriously isn’t showing Trump’s speech rn. We can hear him in the background.
— Caleb Burdett🇺🇸 (@CalebBurdett18) February 16, 2020
Fox isn't showing Trump speaking to the crowd lol
— Lucytown Guy (@papasejr) February 16, 2020
— 🇺🇸Thomas Berg🇺🇸Text TRUMP to 88022 (@RealTomBergJr) February 16, 2020
Trump is speaking and Fox won’t show it!!
— 🍀NW_2006🍀🇺🇸⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@NW_2006) February 16, 2020
Its so weird that Fox has Trump giving a speech in the background and is completely ignoring it. Surprising, but the politics out of sports crowd should be pleased. #DAYTONA500
— David "Hottakes 500" Land 🆒 (@DLand91) February 16, 2020
Does anyone have footage of Trump actually taking the lap?
FOX cut away.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 16, 2020
Did they just cut off trump?? Or was that scheduled? Cuz that’s cold blooded lol
— Michael Cornelius (@olpally1) February 16, 2020
Guess the New Fox News Corp. is afraid we might see or hear some Trump support! #NASCAR
— IngridB ❌ (@b_ingridb) February 16, 2020
FOX didn't show @realDonaldTrump on the track, muted chants of USA. Communists own the media. SICKENING!
— Dawn of Truth (@DawnGonnit) February 16, 2020
Fox cuts to commericial not showing Trump and Aircraft- WTF
— ❌Nationalist Judie❌ 1776 x 2 ! Cult45 (@JudieSchaefer) February 16, 2020
Interesting note: FOX currently not showing Trump’s speech at the Daytona 500.
Trump began speaking while the network was airing a segment on the legacy of Jimmie Johnson.#NASCAR
— Mitchell Breuer (@MitchellB66) February 16, 2020
GOP ripped for refusing to remove Trump from office: ‘Folly of that failure becomes clearer by the day’
Republicans seeking to keep control of the United States Senate were harshly criticized by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for failing to remove President Donald Trump from office during impeachment.
"For four years now, as both a candidate and president, Donald Trump has repeatedly attacked America’s voting system, falsely claiming voter fraud any time it suited his needs. In a new low, last week he threatened the federal funding of two states over their reasonable moves to facilitate mail-in voting," the newspaper noted in an editorial published online on Memorial Day. "What does it say that the head of the world’s leading democracy is so intent on undermining that democracy?"
Fox News commentator slammed for mocking Joe Biden’s decision to wear a mask
On Monday, during his observance of Memorial Day, former Vice President Joe Biden donned a face mask in accordance with CDC guidelines — a contrast with President Donald Trump, who has frequently refused to wear a mask even in some places that require them.
But Fox News senior analyst Brit Hume went out of his way to mock how Biden looked wearing it.
This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020
GOP Leader un-endorses Republican candidate for ‘hateful rhetoric’ on social media
On Monday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced he was revoking his endorsement of Ted Howze, the Republican candidate for California's 10th Congressional District, per Politico.
“In light of Mr. Howze’s disappointing comments, Leader McCarthy has withdrawn his endorsement," said McCarthy spokesperson Drew Florio. "As the Leader has previously stated, hateful rhetoric has no place within the Republican Party."
Howze's support within the Republican Party leadership has collapsed after a series of racist Facebook posts were unconvered, in which he called Black voters "political slaves," compared young immigrants to pedophiles, and said Muslims are incapable of being good American citizens.