Ivanka Trump recently posted a picture as she went skiing.
Meanwhile, Fox News is officially obsessed with an unlikely commentator: Charlamagne tha God.
Charlamagne hosts the massively popular syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club, on Power 105.1 FM and iHeartRadio. He also had successful turns guest-hosting The Daily Show, and his interviews with notable guests such as Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, and Kanye West always seem to throw off a ton of headlines via Medaite.
He is the rarest of personalities: a media darling who enjoys attention because it’s well deserved (#25 on Mediaite’s Most Influential!)
He was not, however, a mainstay on Fox News until this week. But for the better part of the last 36 hours, it felt like the network had dedicated a segment each hour to his new interview with Politico.
In the interview, Charlamagne was not particularly kind to President Joe Biden or Vice President Harris. From the piece:
“Instead of thinking of better ways to play up policy achievements, he argues, Democrats rely too much on depicting former President Donald Trump as a crook.
“It’s almost like Democrats are doing this purity test. America is not pure. The people of America are not pure. We’re flawed,” he said. “I’m not looking for my politicians to be pure, … I’m looking for my politicians to be effective.”
Politico writer Brakkton Booker summed up Charlamagne’s position, writing, “And increasingly, Charlamagne’s appraisal of the Biden administration has been sour. While he anguishes at the thought of a 2020 rematch, the radio personality gives Trump props for commanding attention and selling his ideas.”
It should be clear by now why Charlamagne is suddenly a Fox News darling. Anyone who watches the right-of-center opinion programming of the top-rated cable outlet knows how consistently its coverage can be summed up as “Biden is the worst, and America is going to Hell as a result.” And it’s not just Fox News — former President Donald Trump shared a Breitbart article on Truth Social, so you know Charlamagne hit some sweet spot, unintentionally or not.