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Former President Donald Trump lashed out at a liberal Fox News personality hours after she criticized him on the air on Thursday, claiming she put out “knowingly wrong” information.
In a Truth Social post, Trump accused Jessica Tarlov, a co-host of “The Five,” of having a “grating and unendurable” voice as he also gave a review of the network’s popular weekday show, Newsweek reported.
Tarlov was being critical of Trump for keeping classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, inaccurately claiming that he is “personally responsible for 30 percent” of the national debt as it currently stands.
“The actual figure is around low to mid 20 percent, depending on how and when you measure the total debt,” Newsweek noted.
“REVIEW: I really like The Five on FoxNews, especially the hosts, with the exception of wacky Jessica Tarlov, who is absolutely terrible,” Trump, formerly the host of the once-popular show “The Apprentice,” wrote.
“Her facts are knowingly wrong, her jittery presentation is horrendous and, forgive me, her VOICE is grating and unendurable. Juan Williams was terrible, but better than her. I know the show is doing well, but no thanks to Jessica. I find her impossible to take in large doses, & put out this ‘REVIEW’ because it is important to expose Fake News, & Fake People!” he added.
Tarlov’s criticism came after a tense back-and-forth with co-host Jeanne Pirro over classified documents recently found at President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Del., residence and also at a Penn Biden Center office in Washington, D.C., last November that he used prior to winning the 2020 election.
The liberal co-host argued that Trump’s case was worse because he risked having classified docs exposed due to his frequent parties and events held at his residence, though Trump has said the documents were locked in a storage area and guarded.
“Mar-a-Lago is a place where there are people being entertained. There are parties there every single night, and that was cause for concern about how things were being kept,” Tarlov said.
“I understand that Hunter Biden is a big party animal, but it’s not the same thing. President Trump is in a tuxedo all the time, entertaining tons of foreign nationals.”
Pirro responded by asking Tarlov if she’d ever been to Trump’s residence, to which she replied she is “not invited.” The former judge replied, “so then don’t assume what you don’t know,” then demanded, “don’t point your finger” as Tarlov continued to make her argument, Newsweek noted.
The former president is not only on the campaign trail again, but he is bringing with him the same vitality and can-do attitude he had during his 2016 run, according to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
“I spoke with President @realDonaldTrump today in between his two big events in New Hampshire and South Carolina. He sounds amazing!” she wrote on the former president’s Truth Social platform.
“He is fired up! He loves this country!! He is going to win!!! And the GREAT PEOPLE ARE WITH HIM! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN,” she added in a post with several U.S. flag emojis.
Meanwhile, according to CNN, Trump said he is “more committed” to winning back the White House than ever, adding:
Appearing in New Hampshire before a second stop in South Carolina, Trump said he was “more angry” about the direction of the country and vowed to return to the first-in-the-nation primary state “many, many more times” as he looks to replicate his first-place finish in the Granite State in 2016.
“This is it,” Trump told members of the New Hampshire GOP at their annual meeting in Salem. “We’re starting right here as a candidate for president.”
On the way to South Carolina, Trump told reporters aboard his plane that Nikki Haley – the state’s former governor who served as his ambassador to the United Nations – called him in recent days to inform him that she is considering launching a 2024 presidential bid.
“I talked to her for a little while, I said, ‘Look, you know, go by your heart if you want to run,’” Trump said. “She’s publicly said that ‘I would never run against my president, he was a great president.’” CNN noted that Trump also told Haley she “should do it.”