Donald Trump criticizes Fox News and takes up Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘2000 mules’ complaint
Former President Donald Trump criticized Fox News Saturday, complaining that the outlet would not “show or discuss” the Dinesh D’Souza documentary 2000 mules on allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
“Fox News is no longer Fox News,” Trump posted on his TruthSocial account. “They won’t even screen or discuss the greatest and most impactful documentary of our time, 2000 Mules. The Radical Left Democrats are ecstatic — they don’t want the TRUTH to come out.”
Trump’s complaints echoed those of author and conservative political commentator D’Souza, who on Monday accused Fox and Newsmax of not covering his film.
The assessment of the former Fox News president came Saturday ahead of an event in Austin, Texas, where D’Souza was lined up to speak alongside Trump.
“Depressing to see what happened to Fox!” Trump said, urging CNN to take Fox News’ place.
“CNN should go conservative and take on the largest, strongest, most powerful BASE in US history,” he wrote. “Nobody watches CNN’s fake news now, so like I said, what the hell do they have to lose? Unfortunately, they are too stupid to make the change!”
Earlier this week, D’Souza accused Tucker Carlson and Fox News Catherine Engelbrect of telling his 2000 mules Partner and founder of anti-voter fraud group True the Vote not to speak about the film, claiming Newsmax would also “block coverage”.
“I was booked on Grant Stinchfield’s Newsmax show and then the network canceled me. Criticize the move if you like, but why isn’t that legitimate news? How can so-called news channels pretend they don’t exist?” D’Souza wrote on Twitter.
Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield, who was set to conduct this interview, responded with a video posted to Twitter in which he claimed he encouraged a “rogue FBI agent” to investigate the election 2000 mules showed “smoking proof” of voter fraud.
“So here’s my message to every law enforcement officer, federal agent, working in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Pennsylvania,” Stinchfield said in the video. “You watch this film and then you wonder how we don’t investigate? All it takes is one law enforcement officer or federal agent to say, ‘I’m going to look at this and prove what Dinesh D’Souza proved in private.’ You can do it. It has to be done for America’s good, for America’s future. So, if you’re a law enforcement officer looking at this, I’m asking you, take it upon yourself, defect. Heck, the Democrats have rogue feds. What if the Republicans had a rogue FBI agent actually enforcing the law?”
Responding to D’Souza’s claims on Twitter, Newsmax said the organization had “covered up 2000 mulesincluding airing the trailer dozens of times, airing President Trump’s comments on it, and the presentation 2000 mules on our daily podcast.”
news week has reached out to Fox News, Newsmax and Trump for comment.
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