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Trump freaks out the weekend over “terrible” Fox News ads

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Donald Trump spent at least part of his weekend yelling at the TV and posting a new rant calling on Fox News for posting critical ads about him.

“What good is it if FOX News speaks well of me if they constantly allow horrific and untrue anti-Trump commercials to be run – and many of them,” Trump said in a statement. “That would never have happened in the good old days and now it happens all the time.”

It’s not clear which ad sparked the former president, but several anti-Trump groups have run critical spots in Congress about him and his supporters, and often aired them on Fox News in the hopes that he would see them.

The progressive PAC MeidasTouch said it was one of their spots broadcast on the right-wing network in the market where Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort is located:

“We just broke Trump,” the anti-Trump organization crowed in another tweet. “We didn’t think we could break it any more than we had already. But we did it. ”

The Lincoln Project, a group of Conservatives who were never Trump, said it could have been one of their spots.

“We run ads all the time on Fox News in Bedminster [New Jersey] and Mar-a-Lago area cables, ”Co-Founder Rick Wilson told Mediaite. He said the ads were part of the group’s “audience strategy”.

The group has long-term spots specifically designed to be seen by one – Trump – and get them to react by that audience.

Other groups, including the conservative Republican Accountability Project, have also run strategic ads against Trump and his congressional agents, so there is no shortage of suspects.

Trump’s attack on Fox News comes days after he unveiled a new company that may ultimately be following the same viewers – and the same advertisers. Trump’s newly announced Truth Social will first try to become a right-wing rival to Twitter.

But the company also has plans for online streaming services, including one with a subscription tier that could rival Fox News’ own subscription streaming service, Fox Nation.

He has reportedly been trying to take on Fox for some time, with Axios reporting last year that he was trying to “destroy” the right wing network, which he believed was not supportive enough, with its own competing content.

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