President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday morning to congratulate Fox & Friends for being number one on Mediaite’s most influential in media list. “You deserve it,” Trump wrote of his favorite morning show, “three great people!”
Trump’s tweet congratulating Fox & Friends came minutes after Kellyanne Conway appeared on the top-rated breakfast show and congratulated its hosts for topping Mediaite’s most influential list.
Of course, the reason Fox & Friends was named the most influential in media is precisely because it is the president’s favorite show: he monitors its episodes obsessively, tweeting out segments and echoing its talking points.
Coming from the leader of the free world, that comes with wide-reaching consequences: very often a Fox & Friends segment can set the policy and media narrative for the day.
Was @foxandfriends just named the most influential show in news? You deserve it – three great people! The many Fake News Hate Shows should study your formula for success!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2017