Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth by Brian Stelter:
The president’s first time cribbing from Fox & Friends was less than a week into his presidency, on Thursday, January 26. He was glued to Fox & Friends First, the 5 a.m. hour that preceded the main event, from a cozy corner of his White House residence. Host Abby Huntsman (whose dad would go on to be Trump’s ambassador to Russia) read a short news items about Chelsea Manning, whose thirty-five-year prison sentence had been commuted by Obama before Turmp took over. Manning had penned an op-ed for The Guardian that predicted “darker times ahead” under Trump. She also criticized Obama’s stabs at compromise with the GOP. Fox only mentioned the latter part.
Manning is “slamming President Obama as a weak leader with few permanent accomplishments,” Huntsman said, while the words “UNGRATEFUL TRAITOR” appeared at the bottom of the screen. Fourteen minutes later, Trump tweeted that “ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning” was calling Obama weak. “Terrible!” he said.