As President Trump scrambled to defend his fabrication of some terror attack in Sweden at a Florida rally on Saturday, he fell back on an old ally: Fox News.
But does Fox News still have Trump's back? It sure looks as if the tide may be turning even among the lovable, ancient, "Make America Great Again"-shouting paranoids who religiously watch the arch-conservative, definitely-not-fake-news channel. A couple of polls show these viewers are increasingly annoyed with Trump and his flogging of the media for, you know, doing their jobs.
Meanwhile, a few Fox News anchors have questioned Trump's antics over the past week. It's definitely way too little, way too late, but fascinating nonetheless. There was Shepard Smith blasting the president's dismissal of real stories while inventing others. "It's crazy what we're watching every day," he said.
There was Bret Baier admitting that Trump seems "unhinged."
And in the biggest pushback yet, Chris Wallace said that Trump had gone too far in labeling the media—of which Fox News is a part—an enemy of the American people. His interview with Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, went about as badly as it could for the administration's flustered spokesman.
Is there a shift in the wind? Is the network all out of Kool-Aid? Is this because they don't have Hillary Clinton to kick around anymore? Tough to say, but keep an eye out—if Trump and Fox News really go to war, we'll want to be ready.