Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that the Fox News Channel covers and treats him “terribly” at press conference in Dubuque, Iowa on Tuesday.
Trump said, in response to a question on whether he thinks Fox’s coverage of him matters, “Look, I have a lot of respect for Roger [Ailes].” He added, “Look, I think they cover me terribly. Fox News, I think they cover me terribly, and I’m winning by double digits on every poll, so I don’t know. Maybe it matters, maybe it doesn’t. I don’t think I get good treatment by — from Fox. They certainly cover me a lot.” Although he added, “I’m being covered by everybody.”
After he was asked again if he looks Fox has influenced his standing in the polls, Trump responded, “I don’t know. I don’t think so, because I think they give me very bad treatment. I think Fox treats me terribly, and a lot of the people that like me think they treat me terribly, but I don’t think — why? Do you think I was asked nice, easy questions. The other guys are saying, ‘What are you going to do about jobs?’ Another one’s saying, ‘Do you love God?’ Another one says something else. I get these questions like, what’s going on here. and yet, I won in every single poll, of the debate, I won. I won from Drudge. I won in TIME Magazine. I won all the — everybody thought I won the debate, but I certainly had the worst questions, the most unfair questions, and you know, I like Fox. I like it. but no, I think they treat me very poorly.”
When asked about the strategy behind his Twitter feud with FNC anchor Megyn Kelly, he stated, “Because when people treat me unfairly, I don’t let them forget. And maybe we should have more of that in this country, and maybe the country wouldn’t be pushed around so much.”
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