Why was Lou Dobbs canceled? Donald Trump says 'Nobody loves America more than Lou' after Fox News snubs anchor

'He had a large and loyal following that will be watching closely for his next move, and that following includes me,' Trump said in response to the news on Lou Dobbs' show


                            Why was Lou Dobbs canceled? Donald Trump says 'Nobody loves America more than Lou' after Fox News snubs anchor
Former President Donald Trump has come forward to extend his support and admiration for news anchor Lou Dobbs (Getty Images)

One of Donald Trump’s most outspoken supporters and news anchor Lou Dobbs’s nightly show ‘Lou Dobbs Tonight’ has been canceled by Fox News Media. The company has reportedly decided to rename Dobbs’s program, which airs twice nightly at 5 and 7 pm on Fox Business Network, to ‘Fox Business Tonight’ with rotating substitute hosts Jackie DeAngelis and David Asman, according to a report in Los Angeles Times. 

The report further states that Dobbs will remain under Fox News’ contract, but “he will in all likelihood not appear on the company’s networks again.” Dobbs is infamous for strongly asserting voter fraud in the 2020 election. And now, former President Trump himself has come forward to extend his support and admiration for the news anchor.

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Lou Dobbs (Getty Images)

‘Lou Dobbs is and was great’ 

New York Times reporter Michael M Grynbaum shared on his Twitter handle on February 6 a statement reportedly made by Trump on Fox letting Dobbs go. Grynbaum’s tweet reads, “TRUMP statement on LOU DOBBS: 'Lou Dobbs is and was great. Nobody loves America more than Lou. He had a large and loyal following that will be watching closely for his next move, and that following includes me' – Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States.”



 

Why was Lou Dobbs canceled?

The network's decision to cancel Dobbs' show came days after he was accused of perpetuating lied and disinformation by the voting software company Smartmatic, about its alleged involvement in voter fraud, which has hurt its reputation and business. However, sources have revealed that the discussion to end Dobbs's program was in the talks much before the legal issues with Smartmatic. 

A Fox representative said in a statement, "As we said in October, Fox News Media regularly considers programming changes and plans have been in place to launch new formats as appropriate post-election, including on Fox Business. This is part of those planned changes. A new 5 pm program will be announced in the near future."

Lou Dobbs (Getty Images)

Who will replace Lou Dobbs?

Trump's economic advisor Larry Kudlow was recently hired by Fox News, with the intention of giving him a daily program, suggest reports. With Dobbs's exit, the CNBC host will become one of the immediate candidates to replace the former host. The media company is yet to provide more details on Dobbs' replacements. Meanwhile, Dobbs who signed with Fox News in 2011, is said to have been the staunchest supporter of Trump's economic and migration policies. 

During his November 30 show, Dobbs told Trump's lawyer Sidney Powell that the former president needed to take "drastic action, dramatic action to make certain that the integrity of this election is understood or lack of it, the crimes that have been committed against him and the American people. And if the Justice Department doesn’t want to do it, if the FBI cannot do it, then we have to find other resources within the federal government.”

Trump's support to Dobbs through his latest statement has garnered a lot of reactions with many seconding the network's decision to cancel his show. One such Twitter user said, "Statement from me on Lou Dobbs: 'Lou Dobbs has been spewing vile anti-immigrant rhetoric for decades and went off the deep end in endorsing neo-fascism and agitating for the overthrow of the very government that gave him so much. Good riddance'.”

Another wrote, "Oh... there are millions of people who love America far more than Lou Dobbs every could... Or you , Mr Former Prez. We are lucky to have you in the rear view mirror. Your only job now is to be indicted, repeatedly, comprehensively, until America figures out who you were." One tweeted, "It’s funny how these people just claim to “ love America more than anybody else “ ! What an empty and bogus assertion"



 

 



 

 



 

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