Tucker Carlson’s exit from Fox News has left a bitter taste in the mouths of many Republican Twitter users, who have not held back in expressing their disappointment over his replacement. Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced that she would be hosting Fox News Tonight in Carlson’s place, prompting a wave of reactions from conservative followers.
McEnany tweeted, “I am honored to share that I will be hosting Fox News Tonight on @FoxNews at 8pm ET all next week (5/8-5/12)! Set your DVR. Please join me next week as we dig into the state of politics, media, culture, and faith in America!” However, the announcement was met with less enthusiasm than she might have hoped for.
A former GOP prosecutor shared a series of screenshots of responses to McEnany’s tweet, noting that the replies from the “Blue Check Mafia” were “somewhat brutal.” Indeed, the reactions were anything but supportive:
- Meme TV: “I’m proud to say I won’t be watching but good luck with that.”
- L Hazard: “Thank you, but I refuse to support FOX in any manner. You Independently, no prob. I’ll hear about the highlights.”
- LivePDDave1: “Hard pass.”
The list goes on, with many stating they will not be watching Fox News anymore, even for McEnany. The general sentiment is one of disappointment and anger towards Fox News for replacing Carlson, someone many conservative viewers held in high regard.
This public outcry highlights the deep divisions within the conservative base and raises questions about the future of Fox News. As the network navigates these rough waters, it remains to be seen whether they can find a way to regain the trust of their once-loyal viewers.