Trump gets Fox News gig
April 1st, 2011
03:47 PM ET
7 years ago

Trump gets Fox News gig

Washington (CNN) – There appears to be another sign business mogul Donald Trump is at least considering a White House bid:

He's landed a regular gig at Fox News.

Called "Monday Mornings with Trump," the unlikely presidential candidate will be featured in a regular weekly segment on the morning show Fox and Friends, the network announced.

"Bold, brash and never bashful, The Donald now makes his voice loud and clear every Monday on Fox," says a network promo.

A spokesman for Fox tells CNN Trump is not being paid for the new segment.

Still, the weekly segment could draw criticism in light of the fact the network has or currently employs no less than five Republicans who have at least said they are considering a White House bid.

Last month the network formally suspended former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum as contributors – two men that have criss-crossed the country for months ahead of likely presidential bids. But continuing in roles at the network are former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, host of a weekend show on Fox News, as well as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a regular Fox News contributor – both of whom have expressly left open the possibility of a presidential run.

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  1. Darth Vadik, CA

    Well we knew this was coming...

    I'd love to be a fly on the wall in the room when Roger Ailes and Donald Trump are having a business meeting, the size of egos in that room must show up as a huge blimp on all the radars, satellites and even the doppler weather radars...

    April 1, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Fox is paying Donald what he is worth.

    April 1, 2011 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  3. Bill

    Trump joins the birther crowd and then FOX hires him. Coincidence?

    April 1, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  4. Greedy Old Pigs flock together

    Great, a phony politician like Trump should fit in well with a phony "news" channel like Fakes News.

    April 1, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. Voice of Reason

    AHHAHAHHA!!!! All he had to do was spout some 'Birther' nonsense, and they are falling over themselves to get him AND the dead squirrel stapled to his head on the air! How long did it take for them to Sign him up !??

    Will he have to quit again in a few weeks when he announces that he's running for pres on the GOP-TeaParty ticket?

    HEY FOX NEWS: I can make stuff up about the President, too! In fact, i think he's from another planet! Can I get a gig on your channel now?

    April 1, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. Lisa Mitchell

    Oh neat, another FOX employee for President.........I thought prostitution was illegal???

    April 1, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  7. Ken

    If you want free advertising in a bid to run for President, go to FOX. It is the media arm of the Tea-Publican Party. They have no problem telling lies to promote their agenda. They have FOX NEWS and it is their own Special Operstions Department like the CIA that will even invent their own facts to support their lies.

    April 1, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. FM

    Even if Trump can stop at Fox every single day until Nov.2012; he will never get votes from Dems and Independents. Which will sum up as a bid failure and wastage of time!

    April 1, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    So I guess the newest, best way to get a job on Faux Snooze is to become a birther and T-Bag devotee

    April 1, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  10. GOP = Greed Over People

    NOW we know what he was really campaigning for!

    A secure income stream from Murdoch!

    April 1, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  11. Guest

    Not can't really, if you are a republican, run for president unless you are employed by Fox "News".

    April 1, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  12. Nodack

    If you want to be a Republican President you better pay your dues and work for FOX which is the GOP. Other wise you might not bet their endorsement and you might be put on the enemy list like all Democrats are.

    April 1, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  13. The Real Tom Paine

    Well, surprise, seems as though the Donald has finally revealed his true colors, in all their psycodelic glory. Maybe this will finally lead to Trump finally being reduced to what he deserves: irrelevancy. People who's fortunes are based in their ancestors being slumlords and who see destroying people as entertainment does not set a right tone for the White House.

    Time to trot out all the news clips of him denouncing Bush only 3 years ago!

    April 1, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  14. hoop

    Trump's going for the low hanging fruit. First the birthers and now those who can't distinguish opinion from news.

    April 1, 2011 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  15. GOP-Tea Party IDIOTs

    FAUX NEWS can have him!

    it's good to know that you have all of the right-wing lying scumbags on one network!!!!

    April 1, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  16. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Great place for someone who likes truthiness (what you want the facts to be and not what they are). It is the place for opinions that aren't being held back by the facts.

    April 1, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  17. Rationalist

    Another GOP Presidential hopeful on Faux News...What else is new?

    April 1, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  18. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Trump doesn't do anything for free because with him everything has a trade-off and I bet the trade-off is he won't be contributing or raising money for any of these potential GOP candidates.

    April 1, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  19. Sigh...

    Yet another reason not to watch Fox News. Do they really consider themselves a credible news source still???

    April 1, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  20. Charlie in Maine

    It pains me greatly to say this. The old Donald Trump was way better than this. This is now a perfect fit. I hope Fox brings Donald down or he brings them down.

    April 1, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  21. The Independent Voter

    Really?? Donald Trump is now, officially, a joke.

    He officially part of the Beck, Hannity, Gingrich, Palin, Huckabee, O'Reilly dysfunctional family of political pundits that American's would never elect to occupy 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

    I'd expect someone that says he is REALLY, REALLY smart to know that, before he challenges the legitamacy of President Obama, he would know that by virtue of JUST ONE OF HIS PARENTS [in this case, his mother] being an AMERICAN citizen and because she lived in America prior to his birth, SECTION II of the Constitution, in conjunction with numerous Case Law Precidents, CLEARLY states that Barack Hussien Obama is a "NATURALLY BORN US CITIZEN", and therefore MEETS every Constitutional requirement to be President.

    Trump is a loud mouth blowhard. If he is so pro-American, why is he on a network owned by a citizen of the UK?

    April 1, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    With the blatant lies he's been spreading lately, he'll fit right in with the others in the Faux News lineup. It's sad that so many Americans believe the nonsense.

    April 1, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  23. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Can you say "conflict of interest"? Sure you can. I knew you could.

    April 1, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  24. ConservaFascists/FUBAR

    Just as I suspected. A publicity stunt for another Tv show. Donald, the little bit of respect i had for you has goneout of the window. So you've got a show on NBC, Comedy Central and now Fox. The sad thing is that they all suck and your Fox profram hasn;t even begun to air yet.

    April 1, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  25. XWngLady

    This should completely erase any notion that Fox News is a credible, fair and balanced news organization or that Donald Trump is a viable candidate for the President...Trump will promptly insert his foot in his mouth and swiftly disqualify himelf from consideration. Instead of the Presidency, Mr. Trump should be in contention for the Circus-Clown Of The Year award...but wait that honor is already being shared by Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann.

    April 1, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
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