NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Even after the network officially declares the race over, and former Vice President Joe Biden the winner, Fox News does not want its on-air talent calling Biden the “president-elect.” Though it’s a title traditionally given to the person who wins the presidential election, word is that Fox brass want to avoid using the term. It’s unclear at this time if that’s a concession to soon-to-be-former President Trump, but reportedly Fox News is prepared to this one step further.
“We’re being told that Fox News will ask people who appear on their shows to refer to Trump as president forever and ever, literally until he dies,” one network insider told us. “Like, even after Biden is sworn in, and is the actual president, they want people who to keep treating Trump like he’s the real president.”
It’s not just after Biden is sworn in, either. Our source tells us that Fox News wants to keep calling Trump “President” as Biden systematically dismantles Trump’s legacy as well.
“What the memo is going to say is that basically, even as Trump World’s hopes and dreams come crashing down into the sea,” our source said, “we’re supposed to keep carrying on like Trump won. We’ll be watching them empty his kiddie cages out, but still referring to Trump as the president, I guess.”
Interestingly, Fox News had some even more specific requirements for one of its hosts.
“Sean Hannity has been told that he needs to keep rimming and stroking Trump for the time being,” our source said. “I’m not sure if that means forever until Trump dies, if he has to keep rimming Trump’s corpse, or if this is just until Biden is sworn in. I can’t say. But I do know that Sean didn’t bat an eyelash and knocked over six people rushing out the door to hop a flight for D.C.”
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