Donald Trump Now Works For Fox News Channel

At the same time that they’ve been ending their relationship with the likes of Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum because of their Presidential plans, Fox News Channel has decided to hire Donald Trump, who talks about running for President almost as much as he does Obama’s birth certificate:

A spat with Bill O’Reilly isn’t enough to keep The Donald off Fox News. In fact, Donald Trump is getting a branded segment on the network.

The network revealed Thursday plans to launch a “Monday Mornings with Trump” segment on its morning show, “Fox & Friends.”

“Bold, brash and never bashful, The Donald now makes his voice loud and clear every Monday on Fox,” a network promo says.

Technically, Trump will only be a making weekly guest appearances rather than actually becoming a contributor. Nonetheless, it appears that Roger Ailes endorses Trump’s birtherism and China bashing.

 

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Comments

  1. legion says:

    Didn’t Fox already have to cut a couple of contracts with people who became “for realz” Presidential candidates? Not His Donaldness has ever been a big fan of rules or anything…

  2. RL Rork says:

    Well, it’s about time someone had the guts to make obam’a’s birth certificate and issue. Mr. trump is right. I called my DMV and I cannot get a state ID card with a certificate if live birth so why should we accept one as leader of the free world. As for China who is trying to break us, Go get’em Donald!!!!!!!!!!

  3. MarkedMan says:

    RL Rork. You are either mistaken, out of context or confused. Hawaii only issues a COB and absolutely takes it for any official purpose including getting a drivers license. Now, your state may have another name for their official document, so in that case, if you were born in that state, they would require their own official document. But if someone born in Hawaii comes with a COB and presents it at your DMV, I would be willing to bet dollars to nickels they will accept it. (Unless of course the DMV worker was a hysterical birther, in which case they would probably pull out their concealed carry and shoot the d–ned Kenyan dead on the spot). Because that’s the only document someone can get from Hawaii.

    As I’ve said here before, over the past ten years I’ve had to get “Birth Certificates” for myself, wife and kids for a variety of reasons. And speaking for New York and Illinois, the official documents I got from their records department, accepted by the US Federal government as well as internationally, resembles Obama’s Certificate of Live birth. Now, my mother has a document from the hospital for my birth and it is much more impressive looking, and it has cute little footy-prints to boot, but it is not issued by the state of Illinois and I don’t know if it would be accepted by anyone. It certainly isn’t required to be accepted like the boring official document is.

    But, as I’ve also mentioned before, nothing I, or anyone else, can say here will affect a birther. Birtherism is Creationism – if you are troubled by facts contrary to you faith it just means you have to close your eyes and believe harder.

  4. Richard Gardner says:

    Since The Donald’s TV shows (and the majority of his guest appearances) are on Obama-friend Jeff Immelt’s NBC (General Electric), a more likely conclusion by your logic is the opposite.

    (Yes, NBC was just acquired by COMCAST, whose chairman (Brian Roberts) donates mostly to Democrats and moderate Republicans (“RINO”)).

    Trump will fit in well with his guest appearances on Fox as he is mostly a self-promoter and entertainer.

  5. tom p says:

    that didn’t take long… from obvious self promoting idiot to Fox news personality in 3 days.

  6. wr says:

    “that didn’t take long… from obvious self promoting idiot to Fox news personality in 3 days.”

    You say that like they’re two different things.

  7. matt says:

    MarkedMan : A couple years ago during the last presidential election I was consistently getting into fights with the nutters here over COLBs. I was born in the state of Illinois so I too only have a COLB. The problem is the nutters here kept saying I was liar and that I could easily get a birth certificate. It took days upon days of me posting links to official Illinois government websites before some of them finally gave up. Till this day there are still a couple that pop up occasionally to declare that COLBs are all lies… So I wish you well in your endeavor..

    BTW : Texas which is extremely strict about requiring birth certificates even to get a drivers license has had no issues with my COLB..

  8. Jay Tea says:

    “Works for” means that Trump is an employee of Fox, taking their money. They’ve given him a regular guest slot. Trump is still a completely free agent.

    J.

  9. jwest says:

    Jay Tea,

    As you know, a Doug Mataconis headline is most often decoupled from fact, using “artistic license” to shape the narrative into what he wishes the article would support.

    Although people like you and I harp on details such as the meaning of the words “work for”, I worry that if we get too technical it would stifle Doug’s creative writing style. In fact, we could be infringing on his civil rights by insisting he confine himself to using words that actually mean what they say.

    It’s difficult to strike just the right balance between facts and making sh!t up.

  10. Jay Tea says:

    Actually, jwest, I’ve discovered that Doug’s headlines most often reflect something from Little Green Footballs, toned down slightly to account for the fact that… well, Charles Johnson is nuts.

    Actual Charles Johnson headlines of late:

    UN Workers Killed by Afghan Mob After Psycho Pastor Burns Koran

    Poll: Republicans Deserting Palin

    Video: Palin Claims She’s A Victim Of A “Blood Libel”

    Trump Goes Birther

    If you start with Doug, remove a bit of sanity, a whole lot of writing ability, a law degree and license, and his pretense to be a conservative, then add in a massive ego and dose of paranoia, and you’d have a fair replica of CJ.

    J.

  11. WELDON says:

    DONALD TRUMP: IF POSSIBLE OPEN WITH THE PLEDGE TO OUR FLAG BECAUSE THE UNITED CITIZEN FROM OUR HIS(GOD/ACT OF NATURE) TORY =BIBLE! (history)! YEAR FROM 1800–20011 BUT IS NOT USED TODAY ! THIS WILL BRING YOU UNITY FROM THE VETS THAT GIVE THEIR OATH & SOME GIVE THEIR LIFE. I AS A COMBAT VET WILL STILL STAND FOR THIS CREED! THOUSANDS OF OTHERS ARE THE SAME AS ME. RUN FOR THE OFFICE WITH A NEED TO LEAD FOR THE ABOVE REASONS! WE HAVE TO MANY PEOPLE IN CHARGE THAT HAVE SOCIAL REASONS FOR THE TITLE OF THE OFFICE & THE FUTURE OF SOCIAL (COMMUNIST) BENEFITS! WITHOUT OUR COUNTRY THEY WILL STARVE! TAKE CARE OF OUR COUNTRY FIRST & THEN HELP THEM REVERSE WHAT CPT. CLINTON HAS DONE FROM THE RED COAT LAW OF EATON (SPORTS-LAB) OF THE OSI OF ENGLAND & FRANCE! (1940)! FRANCE FLEW THE WHITE FLAG THEN & WOULD DO THE SAME AGAIN TO THIS UNITED STATES OF:america! CANIDA (french) are the same. ITS TIME TO LEAD NOT FOLLOW THE BULL-S H I I T SYSTEM OF THE EAST! GOOD LUCK & A CLOWN IS BETTER THEN A DUNCE (JOKERS) AS ENGLAND HAS BEEN FOR YEARS!

  12. WELDON says:

    DONALD TRUMP: ITs WE THE PEOPLE ARE THE GOVERNMENT! YOU HAVE THE LAW POWER OF: ART 1 SECTION 2 CALUSE 2=UNITED STATES CITIZEN! SAY THE PLEDGE TO OUR FLAG & YOU WILL RECEIVE THE BACKIING OF VETS AS UNITED STATES AMERICAN LEGION & COMBAT VETS FROM WW2 TILL 1976! WHY? WHEN I COME HOME THERE WHERE 155-BODY BAGS LAYING OF AGE 17-UP WHOM DIED FOR THE ABOVE CAUSE! THE SAME AS IN WW2 OF THOUSANDS. I GREW UP FREE & GIVE A BIG THANK YOU TO THE VETS OF WW-2. IN RESPECT TO THEM IS WHY I SERVED IT WAS MY TURN TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK IN RESPECT TO THEM……….IF YOU WANT TO TEST THIS INFO. ABOVE ASK US TO SEND $1.00 FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP:WE THE VETS & I FEEL YOU WILL BE VERY SURPRISED FROM THIS REAL B-S H I I T SYSTEM OF THIS PRESENT TIME! WE ARE WAITING FOR A REAL LEADER! A DONATION FROM US THE UNITED STATES VETS TO HELP YOUR CAUSE OF NEED TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK! WE CITIZENS FROM 1800 -TILL 1976! THIS AMERICAN SYSTEM FROM ENGLAND OF MUST BE REBORN & FOLLOW JESUS (TEACHER) & I NOTICE A LOT OF HIS FRIENDS DRINK A LOT OF WINE! THIS IS A GOOD BUSINESS ALSO. PASS A LAW FOR THESE AMERICANS USE ALL THE DRUGS YOU WANT SET UP DRUG BARS & CLUBS & WOMEN WITH HEALTH CARDS TO MAKE LOVE BUT HAVE TO PA Y A TAX FOR THIS SERVICE IN ORDER TO GIVE SERVICE WITH A SMILE! WE WANT :THE CLOWN FOR OUR LEADER NOT THE DUNCE (JOKERS) FROM THE KINGS COURT! WE ARE SICK OF ENGLAND! SINCE THE BERKLEY DRUG MOVEMENT 1965!………………….VOTE FOR DONALD TRUMP! (let the trumpets sound) what is the difference in the SAX-past player of the 90s? the reed you swollow! the TRUMPET YOU SPIT IT OUT!

  13. WELDON says:

    I HAVE FOUND OUT THIS IS A CONTROLLED WATCHED WEB! BY PHONE I WAS ADVISED:BE CAREFUL OF MY MOUTH! THIS A FINE EXAMPLE OF: new small america! I AM A CERTIFIDE POLICE OFFICER FROM A CLASS OF PIKES VILLE TEACHING. (X-OFFICER)! I WILL SAY AGAIN: I AM A UNITED STATES CITIZEN!…………………….PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ALL AS IN THE 2nd. Inf. 11th. air & 1st. air cav. div. 1964-1966. MY UNCLE WAS A TREASURY AGENT WHEN I WAS GROWING UP & I AM PROUD OF MY COUNTRY I WAS BORN IN. I SERVED 2-YEARS IN THE EAST & I MET MORE GOOD PEOPLE THEN BAD. IN MY ASIA ASSIGNMENT I SAW THE BEAUTY OF THE TROPICS NOT THE BAD. I HAVE SEEN THE BAD THINGS FROM WAR BECAUSE I WAS THERE. I HAVE GIVEN SOME SMALL AMOUNT OF BLOOD TO THIS COUNTRY COMPARED TO OTHERS WHOM GIVE ALL. JFK GIVE HIS LIFE TO HIS COUNTRY! THIS UNITED STATES OF:america! BECK & DONALD TRUMP READ THE BOOK BY:CAPTAIN WILLIAM R. ANDERSON:UNTOLD STORY:USS NAUTILUS COLD WARs (cia) (declassified) MOST DARING MISSIONS. ( STUDY THE SANSON MODE) WE THE UNITED STATES GIVE THIS TO THEM TO PROTECT THEM FROM TIMES LIKE THE COMMIE MOVEMENT TODAY! ISAREL WILL LIVE ON INTHE FUTURE THANKS TO WE THE UNITED STATES CITIZENS! (1940-1976)! WHAT HAS new 1976 america done? (amerigoas) (amego) thanks to cpt. clinton history of the red coats (england) open the borders AMEGO TO:america! AMEGO MEANS FRIEND! YOU THE US CITIZEN WILL SPEAK SPANISH BECAUSE WE ARE HERE! DELAWARE BUSSED THEM HERE IN THE 90s! you can stick that up ypur ask no ?——-caller! i have a surprise for you : 1st. PRIZE! YOU BETTER HAVE A NEW american cop with you if you stop by to warn me! THE PERSON ABOVE : E-MAIL HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS:SPEAK YOUR MIND! (MY NAME IS VELDON (RUSSIAN) ECHMANN (GERMAN) & Im proud) to be a UNITED STATES CITIZEN & I WILL FIGHT WITH ISAREL & STAND BY HER! MY AGE NOW MAKES ME A LITTLE SLOWER IN RUNNING BUT I CAN MAKE A STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT UNDER GOD OR ACT OF NATURE…….GOOD LUCK BECK & DONA.LD.

  14. WELDON says:

    I DO NOT AGREE ABOUT THE BLAME PUT ON THIS PREASIDENT! THE BLAME IS THE HEAD HOGS THAT SHOULD BE HUNG FOR TREASON TO OUR COUNTRY! STARTED IN 1969 THIS PRESENT DAY! DRAFT DOGERS BECOME OUR LEADERS SINCE 1965! AS THE PRIDE OF ENGLAND (MOTTO) THE SUN WILL ALWAYS SHINE AROUND THE WORLD OF OUR POWER! (NAZIISM ENGLAND 1930 GIVE US YOUR 10-YEAR OLD WE WII RULE !) THE NATIONAL ASS ZIONEST INTERNATIONAL STATEMENTS BEFORE I WAS BORN! WE BLAME IT ALL ON THE GERMANS AS TOUGHT TODAY! FROM THE DRUG MOVEMENT IN 1965 FROM HONGCONG TO CAL. TO WOODSTOCK ENGLAND MOVEMENT THEY DID A GOOD JOB IN 10-YEARS TO THIS COUNTRY! 1965-1976 NEW AMERICA (ENGLAND)! THE TREASON PLAYERS ARE STILL IN OFFICE,

  15. WELDON says:

    DONALD TRUMP: ASK BIL COSBY TO RUN AS YOUR VICE PREASIDENT BECAUSE HE GREW UP AS I DID WE HAD TO WORK AGE-9! HE IS FROM THE RED FOX SCHOOL! THEY TELL IT THE WAY IT IS! OLD SAYING: I AM NOT GOING TO WRECK A 50,000 DOLLAR VEHICLE FOR A 9-CENT CAT THAT RUNS IN FRONT OF IT! HE LOST HIS SON BECAUSE OF THIS DRUG AMERICA TAKE OVER. A PERSON ON DRUGS NEEDED MONEY. HE IS NOT JUST A BLACK MAN HE IS A MAN! WITH VALUES OF HIS GOD GIVEN LIFE! I HAVE A SON THAT I LOVE VERY MUCH & MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIM FOR HIS LOSS! BILL COSBY SHOWS A LOT OF LOVE TO ALL CHILDREN OF ALL RACE! HE HAS PUT HIS HEART INTO THE VALUES OF LIFE IN THIS UNITED STATES OF:america! I GIVE HIM A HIGH REPORE FOR HIS TIME HE HAS GIVEN TO OUR CHILDREN TO MAKE LIFE HAPPY NOT SAD. DO NOT FORGET I AM A WHITE BOY & PROUD OF IT………..NOW I HAVE TO CLOWNS TO VOTE FOR IF THIS IS POSSIBLE. FOX NEWS YOU ARE DOING A GOOD JOB & ITS POSSIBLE YOU MIGHT BRING OUR PEOPLE UNITED STATES CITIZENS TOGEATHER . GOOD LUCK!

  16. WELDON says:

    THE HEALTH CARE WAS UNDER THE CLINTON DE MO C (CHINA) RATS (democrats) movement not this PREASIDENT! WHY THE BLAME ON HIM? WALMART WAS BUILT BY THE SAME! WHO LET THE PEOPLE DOWN THAT FOUGHT WITH US IN WORLD WAR-2? IT WAS CONGRESS! THE MEDIA MADE A SHOW OF IT WITH THE SKULL & BONES MADE INTO A FENSE OF THE KILLING FIELDS IN ASIA!…………..WHY DO WE THE VETS HAVE P I S S E D OF THE ASIA WAR WHEN I HAD AGENT ORANGE THE VA SAID I HAD THE FLUE& TREATED FOR SAME. I BLED FROM EVERY HOLE IN MY BODY & DAV REP SENT ME TO MY CONGRESSMAN:advised go to work get a job & va advised me ware a pad women have for years go back to work! (1995)! the lady in the senate is not much better but is for gay rights! vets rights forget about! she said i will help the kids to have money for college! SHE IS SO NICE,……THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVETO EXCEPT. WE DO NOT HAVE TO AGREE WITH THIS COMMUNIST FUTURE! WE PRAISE THE LORD & PASS THE AMMO! (A SONG) !