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Trump's offer to call 'Fox & Friends' every week rejected as host Steve Doocy says 'we didn't commit to that'

During an extended phone interview, the president said he has agreed to appear on the morning show once every week on either Mondays or Tuesdays
Steve Doocy, Donald Trump (Getty Images)
Steve Doocy, Donald Trump (Getty Images)

President Donald Trump promised he would appear on 'Fox & Friends' on a weekly basis till Election Day, but co-host Steve Doocy told him Fox News "has not committed to that." During an extended phone interview on September 15, the president said he has agreed to appear on the morning show once every week on either Mondays or Tuesdays, The Hill reported. "Like the old days," Trump added.

At the end of the interview, the president reiterated that he plans to make an appearance on the show once every week. "We're gonna do it every week. Every Monday, I think they said, and if we can't do it on a Monday, we'll do it on a Tuesday, like we did today," Trump said. Doocy, however, appeared to pour cold water on Trump's assertion. "Mr President, thank you very much. You may want to do it every week, but Fox has not committed to that," Doocy said. "We're going to take it on a case-by-case basis. And Joe Biden, as well, is always welcome to join us for 47 minutes, like we just did with the president."

"All right. Donald Trump, president of the United States. He’s now gone to talk to [Fox News White House correspondent] John Roberts, maybe," the host added as the interview concluded.

It's worth noting that Trump was a regular on the Fox News morning program for years before he announced his presidential bid in 2015. According to Business Insider, the weekly segment started in 2001 and was eponymously called 'Monday Mornings with Trump'. Doocy also noted that the show has repeatedly offered to interview Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, but without success. The former vice president has reportedly also turned down offers from 'Special Report' with Bret Baier and 'Fox News Sunday' with Chris Wallace.

That said, Trump's relationship with Fox News has deteriorated in recent months.

Last month, we reported how the president blasted the network's coverage of his administration. He said that the network was unrecognizable as compared to its coverage style during the 2016 election cycle. Trump took to his Twitter handle to say, "I was on Air Force One flying to the Great State of Texas, where I just landed. It is AMAZING in watching @FoxNews how different they are from four years ago. Not even watchable. They totally forgot who got them where they are!"


The president slammed the network in July as well. "The Lamestream Media, including @FoxNews, which has really checked out, is refusing to show what is REALLY going on in Portland, Seattle, and other places. They want the American public to believe that these are just some wonderful protesters, not radical left ANARCHISTS!" he wrote on July 26.


That said, Twitter was flooded with reactions. "Brian Kilmeade’s reaction to Doocy telling Trump he can’t just hop on a 45-minute live call every week is telling. His expression says 'how dare Doocy speak to dear leader this way! Of course, he’s allowed to hijack our show whenever he wants'," one user wrote. "I think Trump broke Steve Doocy this morning. And then Doocy broke Kilmeade," another added. "What to understand the power dynamic between Fox and Trump? Here it is: Trump says he's agreed to weekly interviews on 'Fox & Friends,' but co-host Steve Doocy says 'Fox has not committed to that' and it'll be on a 'case by case basis'," wrote Brian Stelter.