Trump gets Fox News gig
April 1st, 2011
03:47 PM ET
12 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. Charlie in Maine

    On second thought, at least this makes all that birther crap make some sense he was interviewing for his new gig when he spewed that stuff.

    April 1, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    And then he gets to launch a political campaign. This is perfectly legal folks. You can thank "Citizens United" for this practice. Business can dump as much cash as they wish into a politician and not even have to report it. Media outlets can hire them and put them on the air, which amounts to political air time.

    In a normal world, you would think the politician would have to pay for his air time. Now he gets paid to do it. This is only the beginning of what the SCOTUS decision will do to this country. It has opened the door to businesses demanding, and getting, the right to vote. Once that happens, they will get more than one vote per business. Just watch and see. There is nothing in the "Citizens United" vote to make me think it won't, and a lot support the argument that they will.

    April 1, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. Jorge Ber

    Donald Trump is a MORON with money His opinion about politics or any other subject is of no importance for people with an IQ above 100 . I remember the time that CNN was more serious in their report ; you have become a tabloid of stupidity , please go back to basis to the time that we all use to say when something important happens "Go to CNN channel"

    April 1, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    Fox News has had various individuals on the air complaining about the "mainstream media". They have even had some of their hosts distinguish themselves as not being part of the "mainstream media", and that Fox News is "fair and balanced". I have often wondered why they are so proud of not being part of the "mainstream media".

    If you are part of the mainstream, where does that leave you? The only space left over outside of the mainstream is the extreme.

    April 1, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  5. Ram Riva

    FOX News and the conservative extreme right radical media is incredible....
    Rating ratings,, money, money, that's all the Trump's, Palin's et al, are really after
    The american conservative public is incredibly naive...they swallow it whole...based on their hate, not on thei belief
    The GOP really and we mean really hates President Obama...doesn't matter what he does, they will always be against him...
    Once again the young, minorities, and the rest of America who has common sense and an open mind...willl make the difference and have Mr President Barack Obama ree-elected for "FOUR MORE YEARS"...swallow that GOP!!!!!...

    April 1, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  6. Kim

    Wow. What a surprise. I guess his recent birther nonsense was just part of his audition, right?

    April 1, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  7. Vernon

    Lovin it, anything to drive the Liberals crazy sounds good to me!

    April 1, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  8. carrotroot

    This must be an April fools joke?

    April 1, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  9. JeremyNABQ

    LOL!! Of course!! All that birther nonsense was just a ploy to get his foot in the door of Fox Propaganda!

    April 1, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    They don't have to be paying him cash for this to be unethical and potentially illegal. The free air time and, essentially, advertising they are giving him has an immense value. How many pairs of Depends do you think the GOPers/Teatards would run thru if CNN suddenly stuck Obama on TV every Monday morning for free? Issa would issue subpoenas in a heartbeat.

    April 1, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. rachel

    Don't all republicans get a fox gig?

    April 1, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  12. Jimm

    Well I guess he needs to do something since NBC did not renew Celeb Apprentice.

    April 1, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  13. jim

    the supreme court says corporations are individuals.

    FOX News has just announced that FOX News is running for president of the united states as a republican.

    this country is such a sad joke !!!!

    it really sucks more and more

    April 1, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  14. anthony

    Sounds about right.
    Cash rules everything around me.

    Donald, please continue to murk up the current GOP candidate race with your bafoonery. Join the ranks of Bachman, Mitt, Palin, Pahlenty and the rest of the clown parade, preying on the ignorance of America to get their name in the news and vacum up as much of their idiot followers money as possible.

    See you in '12 when the Dems celebrate the progress of the country and the GOP scurries back to the drawing board to figure out new and improved ways to obstruct and disrespect The President of The United States for yet another four years...

    April 1, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "Do they really consider themselves a credible news source still???"

    They never did. Think it through.

    April 1, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  16. Marie MD

    These rethugs are one joke after another and faux news and the koch brothers just can't have enough of these cretins around!
    I guess bad hair man gave up his consideration to the president. Not that he had a chance in he ll, but . . . . .

    April 1, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  17. Dave

    Match made in heaven.

    April 1, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  18. walleye46

    GREAT. Just were he belongs – along with all the other moronic losers.

    April 1, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  19. rob522

    This is exactly why i never watch Fox News....they hire all the wanna be idiots.

    April 1, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  20. OneMoreTime

    I don't watch Fox, I don't watch Apprentice, and I don't care what Trump does. I do know that all the money in the
    world will not buy class, dignity, nor respect, so he will fit right in with this bunch of vapid wannabes.

    April 1, 2011 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  21. Michael

    It is useful to remember that the high-profile figures (e.g. Trump, Bachmann, Palin, Limbaugh) are only chesspieces doing what they are assigned to do . The players are people like Murdoch for whom REAL money starts at a billion dollars and who genuinely, sincerely believe that the average American is neither more nor less than livestock, good only for pushing commodity prices and being used in life and death for profit.

    April 1, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  22. Pretzel Logic

    Which was probably his plan all along. he has no intention of running for President because he knows he would get slaughtered. He just wants his ego stroked. He's vain, vapid and a loudmouth – a perfect match for Fox.

    April 1, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  23. Marco Budgyk

    Another nutjob joins Faux Newz - this time a born-again birther.

    What else is new?

    April 1, 2011 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  24. Obamacare = Romneycare v1.01

    I didn't believe that it was possible for Fox News to loose any more credibility.

    I was wrong.

    April 1, 2011 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  25. rs

    FIRST, they get crazy, THEN they get a job on FOX News. So does anyone really wonder why NO ONE with a room temerature IQ doesn't take FOX seriously?

    April 1, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
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