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
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— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) August 13, 2020