In the hours following Mr. Carlson’s monologue, news of which quickly spread on social media, Mr. Trump’s supporters not only attacked Mr. Carlson, but Fox News as well. The network has become a source of particular frustration for many right-wingers after taking a more skeptical view of Mr. Trump’s claims of voter fraud and refusing to reconsider his election night call that Mr. Biden would win the election. Arizona.
This move, which turned out to be correct, deeply angered the president and caused him to start promoting some of Fox’s smaller cable competitors like Newsmax and One America News Network as more suitable alternatives for his. large and loyal clientele.
Roosh Valizadeh, a writer and podcast host who supports the president, summed up the anger directed at Fox by many on the right: saying, “As long as Tucker Carlson works for Fox News, he can’t be trusted completely.”
Throughout the week on networks like Newsmax and OANN and in radio broadcasts, supporters of the president received a regular diet of talks with Trump allies, campaign officials, and reports promoting allegations of fraud with little or no context.
An attorney helping the Trump campaign in its efforts, Lin Wood, went undisputed this week on Mr. Levin’s show when he fantastically claimed that Mr. Trump won the election with 70 percent of the vote. A story the OANN aired on Friday afternoon erroneously stated, “The State of Michigan is Back in the Game,” giving credence to Mr. Trump’s extraordinary but almost certainly unsuccessful efforts to delay certification of the vote in Detroit.
Republican officials have remained mostly measured and silent in their response, even after conspiratorial and unsubstantiated allegations by Ms Powell, Rudolph W. Giuliani and other members of Mr Trump’s legal team at a conference release Thursday. Republicans like Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa, who said Ms Powell’s accusations were “absolutely outrageous”, were the exception.
Rich Lowry, editor of National Review and sometimes critic of the president who called his refusal to concede “absurd and sophomoric,” said that whether he was a Republican politician or talk-show host. show, shattering the will that many Trump supporters must believe he is the rightful winner was extremely difficult.