Fox News security blocked Donald Trump Jr. and his fiance, a former host on the network, Kimberly Guilfoyle, from entering the spin room at the GOP debate on Wednesday.
A video posted by Bloomberg reporter Gregory Korte showed Trump explaining to reporters that he was told he could not enter by the network’s security.
“They’re trying to ban people from actually having discourse about politics,” the former president’s son says in the footage.
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
“They’re telling me right now, FOX won’t let me into the spin room,” Trump continued. “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, what, two years, didn’t perform as they had hoped. So they can’t have someone who can maybe be a representative of my father.”
Trump added that the behavior is “no different than what we see from the Democrats.”
“It’s no different than what we’re seeing from the Fulton County DA 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,” he said.
Trump responded to the video on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, writing, “Fox News is trying to censor and silence Trump supporters to protect their hand-picked establishment candidates.”
Fox News is trying to censor and silence Trump supporters to protect their hand-picked establishment candidates.
That’s a big reason why their ratings are dying, while my father’s interview with Tucker Carlson is already at 93 million views!!! https://t.co/Qf4LI63BiB
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 24, 2023
“That’s a big reason why their ratings are dying, while my father’s interview with Tucker Carlson is already at 93 million views!” Trump added.
Before the debate, it was reported that Fox News would not be allowing Trump surrogates into the spin room. Trump and Guilfoyle attended with Rumble, a streaming platform partnered with Fox for the debate.