Trump Slams Fox News for Jeanine Pirro Ordeal: ‘Be Weak & Die!’

Alan Cheung
By Alan Cheung
March 18, 2019Politics
Trump Slams Fox News for Jeanine Pirro Ordeal: ‘Be Weak & Die!’
(L) President Donald Trump delivers a speech in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 21, 2016. (R) Jeanine Pirro, arrives at the Trump Tower for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump in New York, on Nov. 17, 2016. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump criticized Fox News on Twitter after they took Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show off the air for the comments she made about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) last week.

“Bring back Judge Jeanine Pirro,” said Trump.

He accused far-left Democrats of working with “Fake News Media” in order to take away a media entity that acts as a voice for the “majority of our Country.”

“They have all out campaigns against FoxNews hosts who are doing too well.”

He encouraged Fox to “fight for our Country” and gives warning to their possible failure if they continued “working soooo hard on being politically correct.”

“Fox must stay strong and fight back with vigor.”

“The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die!”

Within the last link of a chain of tweets, Trump brought reminded Fox of how they reached the top of their game.

“Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for Judge Jeanine. Your competitors are jealous—they all want what you’ve got—NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!”

Trump made a reference to Fox Host Tucker Carlson, who got caught in a controversy due to the audio release of a compilation of his recorded interviews between the years 2006 and 2011 on a radio program called “Bubba the Love Sponge.”

Pirro’s show, “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” was taken off the air after she made remarks regarding Omar’s allegiance to Sharia law because she wore a hijab.

“Think about it, Omar wears a hijab,” said Pirro. “Which according to the Qu’ran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested.”

“Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

Pirro has been silent on social media.

Although there are some unconfirmed reports of her being fired or suspended, Fox has not made a statement on her current status with the organization.

“We are not commenting on internal scheduling matters,” Fox said in a statement on Saturday to the New York Post.

But Fox did give USA Today a statement on the ordeal itself.

“We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar,” said Fox. “They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”

Despite the backlash, Pirro received, she remains unapologetic about her monologue.

“I’ve seen a lot of comments about my opening statement from Saturday night’s show and I did not call Rep. Omar un-American,” The Inquirer reported.

She explained that she didn’t intend on making definitive statements about Omar’s allegiance to the United States, but to “start a debate.”

“My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution,” said Pirro. “I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.”

Epoch Times reporter Jack Phillips contributed to this article.

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