Former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, left her position as an official contributor to Fox News last week. This happened on account of the network’s policy stating contributors can no longer continue their service if they announce a bid for public office.
This, of course, applies to this scenario as well. Lara has been barred from being paid for commentary, even though she’s not the candidate herself, but rather a family member of Trump’s.
The Repercussions of the Trump 2024 Campaign
When announcing she’d left the network, a spokesperson from Fox News assured Lara’s contributions to the program will be appreciated and cherished. In the event that Trump doesn’t succeed in taking back the White House, she will be welcomed back.
So Rupert Murdock used the power of his ownership to decide he isn't supporting Trump …therefore he dumped Lara Trump and decided over the millions of faithful Fox fansWHO GAVE HIS Brand NUMBER ONE STATUS. WE the people made you what you are and YOU do this???
— Toerne/Clemens (@Realpoodle) December 5, 2022
Fox Corporation is owned by the Murdoch family, which also owns several other media outlets, including the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal, all of which have recently become highly critical of the former president.
This wave of criticism for Trump started immediately after the midterm elections when the highly anticipated red wave failed to manifest. The GOP barely managed to take the House majority, with conservatives blaming it on Trump’s involvement in the campaigns.
Additionally, it seems the Murdochs much prefer current Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as the 2024 presidential election nominee; though, DeSantis has yet to announce a presidential bid.
Gee I wonder why Fox News fired Lara Trump? 🙄😉
— Kelly D (@KellDA) December 4, 2022
Trump’s campaign takes a hit
All the recent hate for Donald Trump is bound to have an impact on his 2024 campaign. Even if it’s minuscule, considering his only real rival in the primaries would be DeSantis, it’s enough to take note of.
What’s more, Trump has even dialed down his behavior somewhat and decided not to appear at crucial campaigns during the midterms, due to concerns that his appearance may negatively impact a GOP candidate’s performance.
On the other hand, DeSantis presented us with a strong and to-the-book conservative agenda. With his age, the majority of Republicans are seeing him as a strong presidential candidate compared to Trump.
President Trump is the BEST person to lead our country! He made America Great Again once, and he’ll do it AGAIN! TRUMP 2024!!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) December 5, 2022
Unfortunately, none of this DeSantis talk means anything until he actually makes an official announcement regarding whether he’ll be gunning for the White House in 2024 or not. It may be wise for DeSantis to do it quickly.
Trump’s campaign already kicked off to a start last month. While there are definitely still two years on the clock, it’s not uncommon for the early bird to get the worm; if DeSantis wants to win, he can’t be wasting any more time.
Up until recently, legislation in Florida wouldn’t allow a current governor to run for a term in the White House if it would overlap with his term as governor, but it shifted towards catering to DeSantis’ current situation.This article appeared in Our Patriot and has been published here with permission.