Fox News Parts Ways With Lara Trump, Cites Donald Trump as the Reason


Lara Trump is no longer a paid contributor for Fox News, the network announced Saturday.

“We appreciate Lara’s valuable contributions across Fox News Media programming,” a statement from a Fox News representative said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Lara Trump is married to former President Donald Trump’s son, Eric. She became a Fox News contributor last year.

In its reporting, the  Times called the parting of the ways “amicable.”

The outlet said the decision was in line with a policy of Fox not to have those involved in political contests as contributors, citing the end of Fox’s deal with Sarah Huckabee Sanders once she became a candidate for governor of Arkansas – a race she won.

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However, The Washington Post noted that the policy normally applies to individuals who have announced their own campaigns, rather than to family members.

Lara Trump can still be a guest on Fox News.

Although Lara Trump has no position with the current Trump campaign, according to The Washington Post, she has been a zealous supporter of her father-in-law.

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For example, according to the Post, on the day after the Nov. 8 midterms, she said that “if there is ever a time people are ready for Donald Trump to come back, it could be right now.”

In a Fox Business appearance after Donald Trump said he will try to regain the White House, host Stuart Varney said, “I’m sure you’re very supportive of your father-in-law, but to those of us on the outside looking at it, it didn’t seem as though he’s got the old magic, you know what I mean?”

Lara Trump did not let that pass.

“Oh, well, I highly disagree with that,” she said,  according to Variety.

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Lara Trump had been a highly visible campaign representative in the 2020 presidential election.

She noted her frequent appearances on Fox when she was hired as a contributor in March 2021, according to Deadline.

“I sort of feel like I’ve been an unofficial member of the team for so long,” she said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends.” “You guys know, it was kind of a joke over the past five years. I would come there so often that the security guards were like, ‘maybe we should just give you a key.’ So to be part of the team I am so, so excited.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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