Fox News Reporter Fires Back After Trump Calls for Her to Be Fired for Confirming Fallen Soldier Comments
Fox News found themselves on the receiving end of President Donald Trump's ire once again after another member of their news division presented news that failed to show the President in a positive light.
After The Atlantic broke news of the POTUS' comments about veterans and active duty military members, Fox News correspondent Jennifer Griffin fact checked the claims including Trump calling people who served in the military "suckers" and "losers."
Two former sr Trump admin officials confirm .@JeffreyGoldberg reporting that President Trump disparaged veterans and did not want to drive to honor American war dead at Aisne-Marne Cemetery outside Paris.
— Jennifer Griffin (@JenGriffinFNC) September 4, 2020
Griffin's own sources confirmed parts of The Atlantic story which she shared on Fox News...
Jennifer Griffin on @SpecialReport just now. pic.twitter.com/SsuOTQEAs7
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahDispatch) September 4, 2020
...prompting Trump to demand Fox News fire Griffin.
Jennifer Griffin of Fox News Did Not Confirm 'Most Salacious' Part of Atlantic Story https://t.co/rUpbSWhHac via @BreitbartNews All refuted by many witnesses. Jennifer Griffin should be fired for this kind of reporting. Never even called us for comment. @FoxNews is gone!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2020
Trump is calling for Jennifer Griffin, Fox's national security reporter, to be fired for confirming the report from The Atlantic that Donald Trump made disparaging remarks about military service members.
— Frank Giugliano (@nyccookies) September 7, 2020
Appearing on Cavuto Live, Griffin defended her reporting and her sources.
Fox News reporter Jennifer Griffin responds to Trump's tweet calling for her to be fired, over her reporting to confirm he disparaged U.S. troops.
“My sources are not anonymous to me, and I doubt they are anonymous to the president."
Also, her sources are “unimpeachable." pic.twitter.com/yN7m6zkXLQ
— Eric Kleefeld (@EricKleefeld) September 5, 2020
"My sources are not anonymous to me and I doubt they are anonymous to the President."
"I can tell you that my sources are unimpeachable."
Fox News Channel's @JenGriffinFNC stands by her reporting on Trump repeatedly insulting U.S. military heroes.
She circled back with one source today, who firmly said “this was not a one-off." Her source says Trump repeatedly called John McCain and veterans “suckers." pic.twitter.com/aPXSHKSeCR
— Josh Campbell (@joshscampbell) September 5, 2020
Host Neil Cavuto—who has been the subject of Trump's outbursts more than once over his own accurate reporting—stated:
"[Y]ou are a very good reporter—and then some."
Then addressing his audience, Cavuto added:
"Jennifer Griffin following the story here. She's pretty scrupulous when it comes to making sure all the i's are dotted and all the t's are crossed."
For all those trying to throw dirt on @JenGriffinFNC - listen to this segment from Fox News this morning. And Neil Cavuto strikes me as someone with not a visible agenda. @realDonaldTrump is wrong to attack Jennifer Griffin. https://t.co/lH00zMO111
— Mujeeb Shah-Khan 🇮🇳🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@MujeebS) September 5, 2020
While the entertainment division of Fox News—which adheres to Trump's demand of a positive spin only on his administration—ignored Griffin's reporting...
This Atlantic “story" is nothing but a textbook Leftist hit-job. Always anonymous. Always coordinated. And, as we've seen with all the other anti-Trump hoaxes, always fabricated.
The Left knows how @realDonaldTrump defends & revers our vets/military—so they attack his strength. https://t.co/OgVbnxq8gz
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) September 5, 2020
How come Fox News Jennifer Griffin, a national security correspondent for the network, said in a lengthy Twitter thread that former Trump senior administration officials confirmed the president's remarks to her? pic.twitter.com/fSdhpptFnq
— @dictatorwannabe (@1termloser) September 7, 2020
...her news division colleagues have backed her up.
Fox News national correspondent Bryan Llenas tweeted:
"Jennifer Griffin is the kind of reporter we all strive to be like. She's courageous, smart, ethical, fair and a class act."
Jennifer Griffin is the kind of reporter we all strive to be like. She's courageous, smart, ethical, fair and a class act. She's earned the trust of viewers throughout a distinguished career and is credibile. https://t.co/yVkXMFqXPx
— Bryan Llenas (@BryanLlenas) September 5, 2020
Fox's Trey Yingst shared:
"Jennifer Griffin once helped to secure the release of her colleagues who were kidnapped in Gaza."
"She reported from war zones for years and is now one of the most well connected journalists in DC."
"She embodies what the industry is built upon. Truth and accountability."
Jennifer Griffin once helped to secure the release of her colleagues who were kidnapped in Gaza.
She reported from war zones for years and is now one of the most well connected journalists in DC.
She embodies what the industry is built upon. Truth and accountability. https://t.co/kcFF5BZhNJ
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) September 5, 2020
Bret Baier said:
"[Griffin] is a great reporter and a total class act."
Fox News' Bret Baier Calls Out Trump for Trying to 'Cancel' Fox Reporter Jennifer Griffin https://t.co/uDOttvAIge
— #TuckFrump (@realTuckFrumper) September 6, 2020
Griffin stuck to her guns, regardless of the Trump administration members sent to Fox News to dispute her reporting.
Bravo @JenGriffinFNC once again (and credit to Fox News on this).
She says Mnuchin's defense of Trump is “patently false." Mnuchin was present when Trump called four-star generals “babies" and “losers."
She cites and confirms @PhilipRucker @CarolLeonnig.pic.twitter.com/TI86SCbDWV
— Ryan Goodman (@rgoodlaw) September 8, 2020
This is not the first time—and probably won't be the last—that President Trump demanded the firing of any member of Fox's news division that cast him in a less than favorable light, but for now it appears Jennifer Griffin is not going anywhere.