President Trump accused MSNBC’s parent company on Saturday of firing anchor Greta Van Susteren for refusing to go along with the network’s negative coverage of him and his administration.
“Word is that @Greta Van Susteren was let go by her out of control bosses at @NBC & @Comcast because she refused to go along w/ ‘Trump hate!'” Trump wrote on Twitter.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
Van Susteren abruptly announced that she was “out at MSNBC” on Thursday, less than six months after joining the network. She had previously spent 14 years as a staple of Fox News conservative lineup.
When she moved to MSNBC, it was unclear how she would be received by the network’s more liberal audience. But Van Susteren’s ratings floundered in her first months on the air there, averaging one million viewers per night in June.
Trump’s accusation on Saturday that she declined to comply with MSNBC’s alleged trend of “Trump hate” was the second time in recent days that the president attacked the network.
SOURCE: MAX GREENWOOD