THE DESCENT OF DONALD TRUMP

Trump Loses Tucker as His Media Mouthpiece

Carlson gets the boot, and Trump’s media presence all but disappears

L.A. Fosner
5 min readApr 26, 2023

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Okay, so FOX isn’t exactly mainstream, but it’s as close to it as Trump will ever get. And now that his champion, Tucker Carlson, has been unceremoniously fired from FOX, it’s hard to imagine Trump getting the kind of attention he is used to from any of the remaining FOX hosts— especially now that FOX has just settled a lawsuit with Dominion for repeating Trump’s lies about the 2020 election.

Trump may still have Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Maria Bartiromo in his corner, but none of them wields the power that Carlson did. (I’m pretty sure nobody in Congress is shaking in their boots for fear of what Bartiromo et al. will say about them.)

Conversely, Carlson had tremendous power — at least as long as he was on FOX. As a result, many in the Republican Party were beholden to Carlson and terrified of what he might say about them. Some have even accused Carlson of using his power to effectively influence policy in the Republican Party.

As for Carlson, he must have been surprised when he found out just ten minutes before air time on Monday that he wasn’t going to be on the air. Even the pundits are scratching…

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L.A. Fosner

Writer/Activist/Humorist/Catalyst for Change. Dispelling the myth of white/male supremacy, and removing religion from government. ProLIFE, not ProBIRTH.