US POLITICS

Fox And Frenemies: Brief History Of Trump’s WWE-Style Feud With Fox

Donald Trump and Fox News are back on speaking terms...for now

Sep 29, 2015 at 1:49 PM ET

Presidential candidate Donald Trump and the Fox News network have kissed and made up—again. It’s just the latest development in an ongoing abusive frenemy yo-yo feud that fuels ratings for Fox, and polling numbers for Trump.

Brawling with Trump can be a good political strategy when properly executed—just ask Carly Fiorina or Marco Rubio, whose recent bumps in the polls have been partially credited to successful sparring with the bloviating blonde billionaire. Perhaps that’s been the Fox News plan all along. While virtually every Trump interview provides a ratings boost for news and talk shows, the post-reconciliation Trump interviews have proven especially bountiful for Fox. Even while a tiff is ongoing, Trump’s constant carping online and on other channels provides plenty of free advertising for the fair-and-balanced brand, and a focus on their response.

Here’s a look at the WWE-style bad-blood battle between The Fox and The Don.