Trump Accuses Fox News of 'Tampering with the Election'
President slams network for pushing inaccurate polling to 'suppress' turnout
President Donald Trump has slammed Fox News over its inaccurate polling, accusing the network of "tampering with an election" by allegedly attempting to "suppress" voter turnout.
The president blasted the Rupert Murdoch empire-owned network for alleged "election interference."
Trump says in the run-up to the election, Fox News, along with other mainstream media outlets, pushed polls that were "so inaccurate."
President Trump's criticism of Fox comes after the network and several other Rupert Murdoch-owned conservative outlets have changed their messaging in the days after the election.
Fox News has led the mainstream media in recklessly declaring Democrat nominee Joe Biden as the election winner before the results have been officially confirmed.
With recounts and legal disputes over the count still ongoing, the final results are still some way off.
"@FoxNews, @QuinnipiacPoll, ABC/WaPo, NBC/WSJ were so inaccurate with their polls on me, that it really is tampering with an Election," Trump blasted.
"They were so far off in their polling, and in their attempt to suppress - that they should be called out for Election Interference."
.@FoxNews, @QuinnipiacPoll, ABC/WaPo, NBC/WSJ were so inaccurate with their polls on me, that it really is tampering with an Election. They were so far off in their polling, and in their attempt to suppress - that they should be called out for Election Interference...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2020
He pointed to states including Wisconsin and Iowa where he said the media projected he would lose to Joe Biden.
"ABC/WaPo had me down 17 points in Wisconsin, the day before the election, and I WON! In Iowa, the polls had us 4 points down, and I won by 8.2%! Fox News and Quinnipiac were wrong on everything," he wrote.
"The worst polling ever, and then they’ll be back in four years to do it again.
"This is much more then voter and campaign finance suppression!"
...The worst polling ever, and then they’ll be back in four years to do it again. This is much more then voter and campaign finance suppression!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 10, 2020
This marks his latest attack on the media after he fumed about the networks calling the election for Biden after the Democrat appeared to take the lead in several swing states.
"Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be?" Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon, around 24 hours after the media called the election for Biden Saturday.
"We have all learned a lot in the last two weeks!"
Since when does the Lamestream Media call who our next president will be? We have all learned a lot in the last two weeks!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2020
It is also the latest sign of his increasingly fractured relationship with Fox News and Murdoch, according to The Daily Mail.
Murdoch and Trump have often rubbed shoulders in the same social circles and the media mogul's right-wing networks have long been supportive of Trump.
But when Fox became the first outlet to call Arizona for Biden Tuesday night, Trump reportedly called Murdoch in a fury to "demand a retraction," a source told Vanity Fair.
The 89-year-old media mogul refused to order his staff to retract the Arizona call.
Several of Murdoch's conservative outlets then changed their messaging on Trump last week, urging him to bow out with grace and all but declaring Biden the winner prior to the crucial state of Pennsylvania being called.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Donald Trump should accept "the unfavorable outcome" of the election with "grace and composure" on her show Friday night.
Meanwhile, the front cover of Saturday's edition of the Murdoch-owned New York Post - which last month exposed emails from Hunter Biden's laptop and publicly endorsed Trump on its front cover - all but declared Biden's victory hours before it was called.
Earlier Monday, Trump vowed he will prove fraud in several states that appeared to flip to Biden.
"Wisconsin is looking very good. Needs a little time statutorily. Will happen soon!" he wrote on Twitter.
Georgia "will be a big presidential win, as it was the night of the Election!" he added.
"Pennsylvania prevented us from watching much of the Ballot count," Trump also wrote.
"Unthinkable and illegal in this country.
"Nevada is turning out to be a cesspool of Fake Votes."
Meanwhile, President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani has revealed that he has over 60 witnesses who are ready to testify that they have seen instances of voter fraud in Pennsylvania during the presidential election.
Giuliani says the Trump campaign could launch as many as ten lawsuits regarding the ballot count in the state.
"In Philadelphia, where we are furthest ahead, we have about 60 or 70 witnesses in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and in Pittsburgh," Giuliani said.