The bitter fight between GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and the leading cable news outlet Fox News has reignited this week in what could likely be a permanent separation.
In a tweet on Wednesday, Trump claimed he was excusing himself from any further Fox appearances for the “foreseeable future” after being “treated unfairly”.
But Fox responded via a spokesman that it was the other way around, in fact Fox has canceled his appearances after he continued attacking Fox journalists.
Trump was scheduled for a major appearance on the O’Reilly Factor Thursday night despite his repeated criticism of Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly.
O’Reilly commented later that Trump’s behavior on the campaign trail is just an “extension of his reality show…this is just theater right now.”
The feud comes after two previous public truces with Fox News chief Roger Ailes after the meltdown following Trump’s fight with Kelly in the first GOP debate.
The blacklisting from Fox News threatens to impact Trump’s public image among key Republican voters who view the network as the go-to source for election coverage.