Report: Fox News ‘Finished with Rubio’
According to reports on Wednesday, Fox News is finished with Marco Rubio.
“We’re finished with Rubio,” Roger Ailes told one of the network’s hosts recently, according to three unnamed sources. “We can’t do the Rubio thing anymore.”
The Hill reports:
The report says Ailes was angry about a New York Times article reporting on a dinner he and the Florida senator had in 2013. Rubio was asking the Fox chief for his support of the Gang of Eight immigration bill.On top of that, Rubio’s poor performance on Super Tuesday convinced Ailes that he is losing traction in the race. The Florida senator won a single state Tuesday, Minnesota, the first and only primary he has secured.
Since Jeb Bush’s departure from the race last month, Rubio has become the favorite of Republican establishment donors and lawmakers, and many said Fox was purposely giving him favorable coverage and easy interviews in order to boost his campaign.
Rupert Murdoch, the founder of Fox News, said earlier on Wednesday that if front-runner Donald Trump were to become the Republican nominee, the “party would be mad not to unify.”
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