Former President Donald Trump slammed Fox News on Saturday, complaining the outlet won’t ‘show or discuss’ the Dinesh D’Souza documentary 2000 slippers regarding allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
“Fox News is no longer Fox News,” Trump said on his TruthSocial account. “They won’t even show or discuss the greatest and most impactful documentary of our time, ‘2000 Mules’. Radical leftist Democrats are thrilled – they don’t want the TRUTH out.”
Trump’s rebukes echoed those of conservative author and political commentator D’Souza, who on Monday accused Fox and Newsmax of failing to cover his film.
The former president’s Fox News assessment preceded an event in Austin, Texas on Saturday where D’Souza was on the list to speak alongside Trump.
“Depressing to see what happened to Fox! Trump said, calling on CNN to take the place of Fox News.
“CNN should go conservative and take control of the biggest, strongest and most powerful BASE in US history,” he wrote. “Nobody watches CNN fake news now, so like I said, what have they got to lose? Sadly, they’re too dumb to make the switch!”
Earlier this week, D’Souza accused Tucker Carlson and Fox News of telling Catherine Engelbrect, her 2000 slippers partner and founder of the anti-voter fraud group True the Vote, not to speak about the film and claimed that Newsmax was also “blocking the coverage”.
“I was booked on Grant Stinchfield’s Newsmax show and then the network canceled me. Criticize the move if you want, but why isn’t it legit reporting? How do the so-called networks d information pretend it doesn’t exist? D’Souza wrote on Twitter.
Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield, who was scheduled to host this interview, responded with a video posted to Twitter encouraging a “rogue FBI agent” to investigate the election, claiming 2000 slippers showed “irrefutable proof” of electoral fraud.
“So this is my message to any law enforcement officer, federal officer who works in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, Pennsylvania,” Stinchfield said in the video. “You watch this movie and then you wonder how not to investigate? All it takes is for a law enforcement officer or a federal agent to say, ‘I’m going to look into this and prove what Dinesh D’Souza has proven in private. . .’ You can do it. It has to be done for the good of America, for the future of America. So if you’re a law enforcement officer watching this, I beg of you, take- The on you, go rogue. Democrats have rogue FBI agents. How about Republicans have a rogue FBI agent enforcing the law?”
Newsmax responded on Twitter to D’Souza’s claims, saying the organization “has covered 2000 slippersincluding airing its trailer dozens of times, airing President Trump’s comments about it, and featuring 2000 slippers in our daily podcast.”
Newsweek contacted Fox News, Newsmax and Trump for comment.