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'#FoxNews is dead': Trump spends morning going after Fox News in retweet spree

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  • President Donald Trump escalated his attacks against Fox News on Thursday morning, retweeting several Twitter users' complaints about the network and registering his own.

  • Trump criticized the network's daytime and weekend ratings, saying the network "forgot the Golden Goose."

  • "The biggest difference between the 2016 Election, and 2020, was @FoxNews!" Trump tweeted.

  • Trump retweeted people who said they were switching to Newsmax and one user who tweeted "#foxnews is dead."

  • Insider reported last month that Jared Kushner was floating the idea of a Trump-branded media outlet.

  • The president is reportedly now looking into starting his own digital media company to get revenge against Fox News.

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President Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade against Fox News on Thursday morning, escalating recent attacks against his long preferred cable network.

".@FoxNews daytime ratings have completely collapsed. Weekend daytime even WORSE," Trump tweeted.

"Very sad to watch this happen, but they forgot what made them successful, what got them there."

Trump also said the network "forgot the Golden Goose," possibly a reference to himself.

Insider's Tom LoBianco reported last month that Jared Kushner, Trump's senior advisor and son-in-law, was floating the idea of a Trump-branded media outlet. Axios reported on Thursday that the president was now looking into starting his own digital media company to get revenge against Fox News.

There has been an on-again-off-again dynamic in Trump's praise and criticism of Fox, with the president still regularly live tweeting its programming and tweeting video clips of programming where guests or hosts praise him.

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US President Donald Trump. JIM WATSON / AFP

Election week marked more of a turning point, with the White House and Trump campaign lashing out against the network for calling Arizona for President-elect Joe Biden well before other outlets did. Fox News calling the election for Biden on Saturday shortly after the other major networks only made things worse in Trumpworld.

On Thursday, Trump retweeted several regular Twitter users throughout the morning, with a few saying they want to switch from Fox News to Newsmax, a less widely distributed but more explicitly pro-Trump network.

Another user put it more bluntly: "#foxnews is dead."

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