Trump Quotes New York Times: ‘Fox & Friends’ is ‘Most Powerful T.V. Show in America’
President Trump early Thursday appeared to quote The New York Times in praising Fox News’s “Fox & Friends.”
“Wow, the Failing @nytimes said about @foxandfriends ‘….the most powerful T.V. show in America,'” Trump tweeted.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2017
“Suddenly, for no other reason than its No. 1 fan, it is the most powerful TV show in America,” reads a line from the piece, titled “Watching ‘Fox & Friends,’ Trump Sees a Two-Way Mirror.”
It also says the morning show is “easily the most-watched cable news morning show, averaging 1.6 million viewers in the year’s second quarter, following a post-Trump ratings boost.”
Trump’s early morning tweet came after a “Fox & Friends” co-host held up a copy of the Times with an ad that featured the line from the article calling the Fox News show the “most powerful TV show in America.”
“This program, the program you are watching, is, according to The New York Times, the most powerful TV show in America,” Steve Doocy said.
What the Fox and Friends hosts were holding up and quoting was a $100,000 paid advertisement by Fox that ran in The New York Times. Not a quote by the New York Times.