Don Jr.: Fox News Insiders Told Him to ‘Expect Retaliation’ For Being Critical of Tucker Carlson’s Dismissal

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Donald Trump Jr. has said he was warned by insiders at Fox News that network bosses were not happy with his criticism following the sudden firing of top-rated host Tucker Carlson last week.

According to, the former president’s oldest son says he was told to “expect retaliation” after ripping the firing as unwise and accusing top executives of “censorship.”

The former president’s son could have been referring to former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who took a position on the network’s board of directors after he left Congress and was reportedly involved in a decision to “move on” from then-President Trump in the wake of his allegations that the 2020 election was “rigged” against him, per a court document that was leaked to The New York Times last month pertaining to Fox News’ recent bombshell settlement with Dominion Voting Systems.

According to Becker News, Ryan “has become quite influential with” the network’s leadership. The leaked document shows that “Ryan has been an influential force behind the network’s decision to move on from Donald Trump.”

“As a Board Member, Ryan believed that the period immediately following the 2020 Presidential Election ‘was a pretty important inflection point, not just for the company Fox, but for the country and for the conservative movement itself,’ and shared this ‘view as a fiduciary’ with Rupert and Lachlan” Murdoch, the document notes, going on to cite an exhibit.

“Ryan told Rupert and Lachlan ‘that Fox News should not be spreading conspiracy theories,’” it stated.
The filing goes on to note how deeply Ryan was involved in talks about how the network could best cover the fallout from the 2020 election and the associated claims of widespread vote fraud that ultimately turned out to be unproven.

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