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Trump threatens to block networks from hosting debates after Dems rejects Fox

President Trump Donald John TrumpTlaib for becoming a member of the protest calling for the Trump-impeachment Ex-Trump campaign aide says he may not cooperate in the House Dem Probe Trump to meet the former Yemen hostage: White House MORE on Wednesday replied The Democratic National Committee refuses to let Fox News be a democratic primary debate by threatening to "do the same" with other networks during the election. "Democrats just blocked @FoxNews from holding a debate. Well, then I think I'll do the same with the fake news networks and radical left-wing democrats in the general election debates!" Trump tweeted Wednesday. Democrats only blocked @FoxNews from holding a debate. Well, then I think I will do the same with the false news networks and the radical left-wing democrats in the general election debates! &#821 1; Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2019 Trump has maintained a bitter relationship with the press since the campaign track, often painting regular media deals as "false news" after critical coverage of himself or his administration. The president alone should not have the power to prevent outlets from hosting a general election debate. The democratic and republican national committees work with media deals on host arrangements for their respective primary debates. The Commission for Presidential Dialogues, which DNC and RNC jointly sponsor, set up the election dialogue. DNC announced that it would not allow Fox News to host a primary debate after New Yorker reported deep links between the network and Trump. "Recently reporting in…

President Trump Donald John TrumpTlaib for becoming a member of the protest calling for the Trump-impeachment Ex-Trump campaign aide says he may not cooperate in the House Dem Probe Trump to meet the former Yemen hostage: White House MORE on Wednesday replied The Democratic National Committee refuses to let Fox News be a democratic primary debate by threatening to “do the same” with other networks during the election.

“Democrats just blocked @FoxNews from holding a debate. Well, then I think I’ll do the same with the fake news networks and radical left-wing democrats in the general election debates!” Trump tweeted Wednesday.

Trump has maintained a bitter relationship with the press since the campaign track, often painting regular media deals as “false news” after critical coverage of himself or his administration.

The president alone should not have the power to prevent outlets from hosting a general election debate.

The democratic and republican national committees work with media deals on host arrangements for their respective primary debates. The Commission for Presidential Dialogues, which DNC and RNC jointly sponsor, set up the election dialogue.

DNC announced that it would not allow Fox News to host a primary debate after New Yorker reported deep links between the network and Trump.

“Recently reporting in New Yorker about the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and FOX News has led me to conclude that the network cannot host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates. Therefore, FOX News will not to act as a media partner for the democratic debates in 2020, “DNC President Tom Perez Thomas Edward PerezClinton’s Top Five Vice Presidential Choices Picks Government Social Program: Triumph of Proof of Labor Labor’s Waste of Expenses

Among others reported article claims to late Fox News founder Roger Ailes sent questions to Trump before a Republican primary debate from 2016 and noted that former Fox executive Bill Shine is also now the White House Communications Director. Several other former Fox News employees and contributors work in the Trump administration.

In response, Fox News vice president and CEO Bill Sammon responded to his news staff, including host Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, who say they and the networks would offer candidates the opportunity to reach key selectors during the 2020 cycle.

“They are the best debating team in the industry and they offer candidates an important opportunity to make their case into the largest television newsgroup in America that contains many compelling voters,” Sammon said in an email statement.

-Updated 7:44 pm

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