Fox News Yanks Trump As A ‘Fox & Friends’ Regular Over 2016 Bid

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Fox News viewers will no longer be able to start their morning right with Donald Trump.

In light of the real-estate mogul’s presidential announcement on Tuesday, Fox will suspend Trump‘s regularly-scheduled Monday appearances on “Fox & Friends,” Mediaite reported.

As Mediaite noted, Fox usually drops contributors when they officially step into the running: both Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were suspended after kicking off their campaigns in 2011.

The channel did the same to Ben Carson after he began hyping his presidential campaign earlier this year.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) left the network of his own accord in January.

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