The war between Donald Trump and Fox News is over — again

Our very brief national nightmare is over

By Scott Eric Kaufman
September 29, 2015 4:22PM (UTC)
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Donald Trump has officially ended his boycott of Fox News after five long and trying days, CNN Money reports.

Last week, the Republican front-runner claimed that the network had been unnecessarily cruel to him, tweeting:

Trump was upset because he had been slated to appear on "The O'Reilly Factor" last Thursday night, but the appearance was cancelled. Fox News issued a statement, saying that "[w]hen coverage doesn’t go his way, he engages in personal attacks on our anchors and hosts, which has grown stale and tiresome."


"He doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country," the statement added.

On Friday, Trump spoke with Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes about "their differences of opinion regarding Fox’s coverage of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign," and planned to meet with Ailes again this week. Apparently, the talk went well, as Trump is slated to appear on the very show whose cancellation so angered him last week.

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