Donald Trump Jr. called foul after he and fiancee Kimberly Guilfoyle were blocked from entering the media “spin room” after Wednesday’s GOP presidential primary debate, an event that his father declined to participate in.
The younger Trump spoke to reporters after the debate at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where the candidates mixed it up onstage at an event that was televised nationally by Fox News, accusing the conservative network of banning him from access to the area where debate participants and their teams talk with members of the press.
It was previously reported that Fox News would not allow access to surrogates of candidates who did not participate in the debate and several of the former president’s most high-profile supporters found that they were unwelcome with Trump Jr. being turned away by security personnel when he attempted to enter the area.
“How un-American,” Guilfoyle said.
Fox News security blocks Donald Trump Jr. from going into the spin room at the Milwaukee debate.
“It shouldn’t surprise us and it’s also why Trump was 100% right not to go to this debate,” he says. pic.twitter.com/6oZW0JP0xw
— Gregory Korte (@gregorykorte) August 24, 2023
“Probably shouldn’t surprise any of us but that’s what it is, I’d been told by others that I would be able to go in,” Trump Jr. told reporters.
“Fox won’t let me into the spin room,” he said. “They’re telling him, he works for security here, but they’re telling him that I’m not allowed to go in there.”
He suggested that he was being denied access by Fox News “because the candidates that they’ve been boosting while simultaneously trying to cut down Trump for the last two years didn’t perform as they had hoped.”
“Trump was 100 percent right to not go to this debate,” he added of his father’s choice to snub the debate. “It’s beneath him and when you know that you’re walking into a set-up because of exactly these kinds of circumstances, you understand exactly what’s going on in mainstream media, even conservative.”
“I like to knock — I like to knock the one side, but I got to call balls and strikes,” he continued. “This is no different than what we see from the Democrats, it’s no different than what we’re seeing from the Fulton County D.A. when they’re trying to put a gag order on Donald Trump so he can’t defend himself in court proceedings and, more importantly, to function as an intimidation tactic for anyone else who would defend him, where the D.A. there is then saying, ‘Hey, we’re going to add you people to the indictment if you take part in this.'”
“I don’t know, guys, does it reek of democracy? All the people that have been screaming that for the last six or so years, especially during the Trump presidency, when I believe we had a lot more freedom than we do now, or certainly since this administration has taken over, are strangely quiet. But I guess we shouldn’t be surprised,” Don Jr. said.
Also banned from the spin room was Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) who has been a fiercely loyal ally of the former president.
CENSORED: I’m an official surrogate for President Trump, but I was blocked from entering the Fox News media spin room pic.twitter.com/sH3JLNpYzR
— Marjorie Taylor Greene (@mtgreenee) August 24, 2023
Guilfoyle all but dared Fox News to block her and Don Jr. from the post-debate spin room during a recent Newsmax appearance.
Kimberly Guilfoyle all but dares Fox News to block her and Don Jr from GOP debate spin roomhttps://t.co/d2ucjwSE7m
— American Wire News (@americanwire_) August 23, 2023
“I think, unfortunately, for a media company that I used to work for, you would expect better,” she said. “But this is just really pathetic messaging. They’re just stepping out on themselves here. It’s backfiring spectacularly. It’s taking distraction away from the focus on the debate,” Guilfoyle said,
“And I’d just like to see somebody try to stop Don Jr. and me from going someplace,” she added.
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