Donald Trump Jr. issued a warning to “red states” that they ought to be wary about and consider banning Dominion voting machines — a bold move considering how impugning the integrity of Dominion voting machines has worked out for certain powerful parties recently.
Still, Trump Jr. covers his assertion with a tiny but potentially legally valuable introduction to his tweet: “If it’s true,” he writes.
Trump Jr.’s entire tweet reads: “Whoa. If it’s true that Dominion forced Fox to fire Tucker, every red state legislator in America should move to ban them from administering their elections. No company that makes such partisan, ideological demands can be trusted to run impartial ballot counting.”
Whoa. If it’s true that Dominion forced Fox to fire Tucker, every red state legislator in America should move to ban them from administering their elections. No company that makes such partisan, ideological demands can be trusted to run impartial ballot counting. https://t.co/dbTb9TSeL5— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 9, 2023
Trump Jr. is responding to Axios reporting that asserted that “Carlson was told by a member of the Fox board that he was taken off the air as part of the Dominion settlement.”
On the surface, it doesn’t seem a likely outcome that Carlson’s removal would be a condition of the settlement — for two main reasons.
1) Dominion gains nothing from Carlson’s removal (where as they gained $787 million from the settlement).
2) Other Fox hosts, still working at the network, also participated in broadcasting negative commentary about Dominion.
It wasn’t lost on Twitter that the precedent for talking smack about Dominion is an expensive one.
Look @dominionvoting Don Jr slandering your company and hurting sales on false pretenses. He must have money to donate! 💰— 🌻 Justice Now ⚖🌟🇺🇸 (@ChrisJustice01) May 9, 2023