Fox News continues to change before viewers’ eyes.
The shifts in programming are not popular.
And now Fox News used this jury verdict to try and defeat Donald Trump.
Fox News host Martha MacCallum sounded like a CNN anchor yesterday in confronting Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel about a New York jury finding Donald Trump liable for defamation and battery in advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s lawsuit alleging Trump raped her in the mid-1990s.
The jury – however – did reject Carroll’s rape allegation as Carroll could provide no proof of this attack nor could she even remember when it took place.
“We invited you to talk about the 2024 race and a number of aspects of what’s going on right now,” MacCallum began. “But, your reaction to this decision by this jury here in New York City with regard to the current lead[er] in the Republican Party for the nomination?”
McDaniel said she did not want to get ahead of Donald Trump who had not yet offered his response.
Trump later fired back by calling the verdict a disgrace and a continuation of the years-long effort to weaponize the government and the justice system to stop his political rise.
“I have absolutely no idea who this woman is. This verdict is a disgrace – a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
MacCallum then attacked Trump, claiming the jury ruling would cripple Trump’s ability to win over female voters in key swing states.
“One of the areas that is very important obviously to electing the next president is going to the women’s vote and a lot of suburban areas in Philadelphia, in Michigan, in Wisconsin,” MacCallum added. “And some people have suggested that this trial coming on top of the hush money trial may be a difficult hurdle for Donald Trump to get over – electorally with those voters, with suburban women voters. What do you think about that, Ronna?”
MacCallum ignored the fact that this verdict came from a jury picked from heavily Democrat New York City and that the jury did not believe Carroll’s central allegation.
McDaniel responded by telling MacCallum that the election would be a referendum on Joe Biden’s failures in office.
“I think we’ve got a long way until the primary process begins,” McDaniel responded. “We’ve got debates in August. As a suburban woman myself, I think a lot of women right now are looking at the Biden administration and saying, ‘Our kids are still struggling in school. Our kids are being used as pawns on TikTok as China is gathering their data.”
Polling data backs up McDaniel.
A new ABC/Washington Post poll showed Donald Trump leading Joe Biden by seven points powered by independents and suburban voters – the two key swing groups – choosing Trump over Biden.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.