Fox News continues to dominate cable news network ratings. However, one choice made by the network about an on-air personality caught everyone off guard.
And Donald Trump couldn’t believe his eyes when Fox News announced this resignation.
Former President Donald Trump’s intention to run for president a third time sent shockwaves through the political world.
As a result, Fox News had to make one major alteration to its on-air talent lineup.
Lara Trump, the former President’s daughter-in-law, is no longer a paid contributor to Fox News.
Lara is married to Eric Trump, the former President’s son.
The network has a policy of not hiring anyone who is running for office or has a close relationship with a political candidate.
“We appreciate Lara’s valuable contributions across Fox News Media programming,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times.
Lara Trump was a frequent guest on Fox News programming before becoming a paid contributor in March 2021.
On prominent Fox News shows like Hannity, she was known for being a staunch supporter of her father-in-law.
But Lara hasn’t been on Fox News since November 15, when her father-in-law launched his third Presidential campaign.
Her departure comes as the Murdoch family, which controls Fox News, The New York Post, and The Wall Street Journal, is opposed to Trump running for President again.
The Murdochs are reportedly backing Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in the Republican Presidential Primary in 2024.
The New York Post and Wall Street Journal have openly criticized Trump’s bid for a second term in office.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Lara Trump’s departure was amicable, and she could still appear on the network as a guest without getting rewarded.
Now that she’s left Fox News, Lara could return to her previous job as a major surrogate for her father-in-law’s Presidential campaign.
Lara Trump acted as a prominent campaign surrogate during the 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns, making appearances across the country and building support among female voters.
With other members of Donald Trump’s family withdrawing from his 2024 presidential candidacy, Lara may have an opportunity.
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, have stated that they will not run for President this time after working as prominent White House advisers throughout the Trump administration.
While they are walking away from politics, Lara Trump appears to be interested in creating a career out of politics.
She was rumored to be seriously considering a Senate run in her home state of North Carolina this year before ruling it out – though, with a gubernatorial election in 2024 and RINO Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) up for re-election in 2026, she has plenty of other opportunities in the state in the near future.
Lara Trump is now free to join her father-in-law’s Presidential campaign as he runs for re-election.
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