The wife of Donald Trump’s eldest son Eric has lost her paid contributor spot on Fox News after the former president announced his run for 2024.
The network confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that Lara Trump will no longer be a paid contributor. “We appreciate Lara’s valuable contributions across Fox News Media programming,” a Fox News Media representative said in a statement.
The Times reports that the network let Lara Trump go due to a policy that forbids people linked to political candidates to be paid contributors. Lara Trump has been a surrogate for her father-in-law’s campaign and has been paid as an advisor. The Times says she has not appeared on the network since Nov. 15.
From the LA Times:
Her exit is said to be amicable and based solely on company protocol, but it comes after Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of Fox News parent Fox Corporation, made it clear that he does not support the former president’s decision to pursue the White House again. While criticism of Trump on Fox News has been muted, the editorial pages of Murdoch’s print outlets the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal have been harsh in their assessments.
Former White House officials and political operatives are usually welcomed as contributors at cable networks. But Fox News has made it a rule to not employ people running for office or directly connected to active campaigns.
Read the full report over at the LA Times.