Donald Trump Jr., the son of a former President, expressed his discontent to journalists at being denied entry to the post-debate spin room. He criticized Fox News and drew a comparison between the network and the prosecutor responsible for investigating alleged election fraud during his father’s presidency.
On the evening of Wednesday, a total of eight candidates participated in a discussion that was chaired by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, both esteemed anchors from Fox News. This debate was broadcasted on Fox News, however, it is worth noting that President Trump did not attend the event and instead chose to appear on Carlson’s Twitter/X show.
However, according to Fox News, although there were purported methods for individuals affiliated with Trump to gain entry to the spin room, Donald Trump Jr. encountered difficulties in accessing this area. Bloomberg White House and politics writer Greg Korte captured a video of an individual identified as Junior expressing his discontent with Fox News outside the spin room. The video was then shared on Twitter/X by Korte.
Fox News security blocks Donald Trump Jr. from going into the spin room at the Milwaukee debate.
“It shouldn’t surprise us and it’s also why Trump was 100% right not to go to this debate,” he says. pic.twitter.com/6oZW0JP0xw
— Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) August 24, 2023
DONALD TRUMP JR: Right now trying to ban people from actually having discourse about politics.
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: How un-American!
DONALD TRUMP JR: Probably and probably shouldn’t surprise any of us. But that’s what it is. And I’ve been told by others that I would be able to go in. So they said we were able to go in and they said they were in now that we’re here. And the candidate that.
REPORTER: They said you can’t go on the spin room?
DONALD TRUMP JR: They’re telling me right now, won’t let me into the spin room.
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: That’s what the American people should know…
DONALD TRUMP JR: They’re telling him, he works for security here, but they’re telling him that I’m not allowed to go in there because the candidates that they’ve been boosting while simultaneously trying to cut down Trump for the last two years didn’t perform as they had hoped. So they can’t have someone who can maybe be a representative of my father, just like a few weeks ago when I was canceled after the first indictment, I was scheduled to go on, and about 5 minutes before I’m on, I found out I’m no longer on because apparently I wouldn’t be a great surrogate to talk about my father’s indictment! Just so we understand what we’re dealing with here. So it shouldn’t surprise any of us.
And it’s also why Trump was 100% right to not go to this debate. It’s beneath him! And when you know that you’re walking into a setup because of exactly these kinds of circumstances, you understand exactly what’s going on in mainstream media, even conservative. I like to knock the one side I like to not the one side, but I got to call balls and strikes. This is no different than what we see from the Democrats. It’s no different with what we’re seeing from the Fulton County D.A. when they’re trying to put a gag order on Donald Trump so he can’t defend himself in court proceedings and more importantly, to function as an intimidation tactic for anyone else who would defend him. Where the D.A. there is then saying, hey, we’re going to add you people to the indictment if you take part in this. I don’t know, guys. Doesn’t reek of democracy? All the people that have been screaming that for the last six or so years, especially during the Trump presidency, when I believe we had a lot more freedom than we do now, or certainly since this administration has taken over are strangely quiet. But I guess we shouldn’t be surprised.