Typically, when Americans arrive in a foreign country, they don’t rush to turn on the TV, do they? They’re in a new, interesting, stimulating place, and you’d think they’d be off seeing the sights and exploring the area. At least, that’s what I do.
Not our uncurious president, though. First thing he does on his trip to the UK is look for Fox News, and get distressed when he can’t find it.
Just arrived in the United Kingdom,Trump tweeted.The only problem is that @CNN is the primary source of news available from the U.S. After watching it for a short while, I turned it off. All negative & so much Fake News, very bad for U.S. Big ratings drop. Why doesn’t owner @ATT do something?
He’s in a privileged position of responsibility — he’s going to meet various political leaders and the queen, he’s got formal dinners to attend, and here he is, bitter that he can’t watch his idiot sycophants on Fox & Friends, and worse, is shouting it out on the internet to the world.
Old man, there’s a reason Fox News died in the UK: it’s the Republican Party Propaganda Channel. It’s a narrow niche, and people outside the USA and outside of your partisan worldview find it repellent and ugly. It would do you some good to acquire a different perspective, which is one of the benefits of travel. Unfortunately, you won’t get that perspective if you hide in your hotel room watching the TV and get all your meals from the local McDonalds.