Trump supporters blasted Fox News correspondents on Saturday at a spirited rally in Georgia. At the event in Valdosta, Trump followers lambasted the cable news network for it’s presidential election coverage.
President Donald Trump addressed a large crowd at his “Victory Rally” in Georgia, where he voiced his support of Republican senatorial candidates David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler in their battle against Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock ahead of the Jan. 5 runoff elections.
Trump also used the high-energy rally to spotlight his challenge of the 2020 presidential election results, especially in the state of Georgia.
“We can fight for the presidency and fight to elect our two great senators and we can do it at the same time. We can do it at the same time, it’s alright,” Trump told the crowd.
— Grace Saldana (@gracesaldanaa) December 6, 2020
Perdue and Loeffler briefly took to the stage to garner support from the pro-Trump crowd but were drowned out by boisterous chants of “Fight for Trump!” and “Stop the steal!”
— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) December 6, 2020
Before the event took place, numerous Trump supporters spotted and then confronted members of Fox News. Trump devotees slammed Fox News for their coverage of the 2020 presidential election, especially early calling the state of Arizona in favor of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
One Trump supporter is seen on video telling a Fox News reporter, “Fox News does not call the election.”
According to Sky News producer Sarah Gough, the “Fox News journalists were getting the most abuse” from the pro-Trump crowd, a dubious honor that is usually dedicated to CNN. There were also shouts of “We trusted you!” and “Traitors!” aimed at the cable news network.
Fox News journalists are getting the most abuse from the crowd lining up for Trump’s rally in Valdosta, Georgia. Cries of “we trusted you” and “traitors”. pic.twitter.com/Av1uHvrXdQ
— Sarah Gough (@sarahgoughy) December 5, 2020
There was a chant of “Fox is fake news!”
— Saundra Kiczenski (@SkOnTheGo2) December 5, 2020
Jennifer Jacobs, the senior White House reporter for Bloomberg News, noted that one man was shouting, “The truth is all we want!” He was reportedly escorted out of the rally, while the crowd yelled at security to “leave him alone!”
Man in crowd at Trump "victory rally" in Georgia next to press pen (guy in hat) was shouting at top of his lungs about how the press lie. "The truth is all we want!" he shouted. Security came and escorted him out of the rally, as others in crowd is yelled "leave him alone!" pic.twitter.com/mykcVnXSrZ
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) December 6, 2020
Since Election Day, Fox News has seen its viewership plummet. Fox News’ total viewership declined by a whopping 32% in the two weeks after the Nov. 3 election compared to its viewership in the two weeks prior to the election.