Today on Twitter, President Donald J. Trump advised Fox News to "stay strong" and "fight back with vigor" against political correctness after host Judge Jeanine Pirro was absent last night from her show, "Justice." Pirro's absence comes a week after she questioned Rep. Ilhan Omar's stance on Sharia law which sparked backlash and accusations of Islamophobia.
"Your party is not anti-Israel, she is," Pirro said referring to the Democratic Party and Rep. Ilhan Omar. "So, if it's not rooted in the Party, where is she getting it from? Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won't get molested. Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?"
The network issued a statement condemning her words, but it was not obvious she would not host her television show this week.
This morning, the president slammed the news outlet for working "soooo hard on being politically correct" and warned the "Radical Left Democrats" were working with the "Fake News Media" to "SILENCE a majority of our country."
Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well. Fox .....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
....must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
....to the people that got you there. Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for @JudgeJeanine. Your competitors are jealous - they all want what you’ve got - NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
Tucker Carlson, host of Fox News' 'Tucker Carlson Tonight' has also come under fire from the left regarding decades-old audio featuring crass jokes about women, sex, and foreigners. Carlson promised to never give into the "mob" and continued to host his show all week. It is unclear when Pirro will return.