Donald Trump came to a fork in the road for his Presidential campaign.
Now he’s switching up his strategy to win back the White House.
And Donald Trump took everyone by surprise with this major 2024 decision.
Fox News was once a reliable ally for former President Donald Trump to get his message out.
The media landscape is shifting after Fox News made the shocking decision to oust Tucker Carlson.
Carlson’s exit was another sign of the network’s growing hostility to the Trump movement.
Fox chairman Rupert Murdoch isn’t backing Trump’s Presidential campaign and his media empire which includes the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal is becoming unfriendly toward the former President.
Now Trump is shifting gears as a result and is changing his strategy with the media after his relationship with Fox News went south.
The former President shocked everyone when he held a town hall with his longtime nemesis CNN.
This is the first move as part of Trump’s new media strategy that will see him expand his presence beyond the usual conservative outlets.
Trump needs to win back independent non-Republican leaning voters to win the Presidency and he’s taking his message to a wider audience.
In his first post-CNN town hall interview, Trump outlined his new media strategy to The Messenger.
“I’m doing a lot of different media. I was disappointed with Fox,” Trump said. “I thought the firing of Tucker [Carlson] was a tremendous mistake. I was very disappointed. And of course, I was disappointed with the coverage of the [2020 presidential] election, in particular, the early call in Arizona.”
After the 2020 election, Trump has mostly confined his media appearances to friendly outlets.
His town hall with CNN bested Fox News and MSNBC in the ratings for the 8:00pm timeslot and easily won the important 25–54 age demographic according to Nielsen.
Trump pushed back at criticism that he should move on from the 2020 election and said the media would be forced to cover his campaign because of the ratings boost that he brings.
“Even if they say they’re not going to. They tried not to in 2020. I did much better in 2020 than I did in 2016. And people hate to write that. But I got millions more votes in 2020 than I did in 2016,” Trump said.
The CNN town hall sparked a meltdown among Democrats and their media allies for giving the former President a platform.
CNN employees reportedly said that they were “traumatized” by Trump’s performance during the townhall.
“I was amazed to see that they were traumatized by what took place. They were actually traumatized,” Mr. Trump said. “They should have said, ‘We had a tremendous ratings night, one of the best in years, many years,’ and spiked the football.”
The falling out between Fox News and Trump is causing the former President to broaden his media strategy heading into the 2024 election.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.