Fox News anchor Bret Baier hangs with Trump at Mar-a-Lago over Thanksgiving weekend
Fox News anchor Bret Baier and his wife Amy enjoyed some R&R this Thanksgiving down in Florida with Donald Trump at the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate.
A photo uploaded to the account of Instagram account of @Cliolipton showed the Baier’s with Trump alongside golfing legend Jack Nicklaus and his wife Barbara.
“Fun with POTUS! And THE Nicklaus’s, and the Baiers,” the caption reads.
The Instagram account of @Cliolipton did not respond to inquiries from TheWrap Sunday afternoon. Representatives for Fox News declined to comment.
Despite giving 19 interviews to Fox News as president, Trump has pointedly refused to sit down with Baier, a matter the anchor has publicly complained about.
“It has been 300 days since Donald Trump appeared on ‘Special Report’ for an interview,” said Baier in an August broadcast, which also included a personal appeal.
“President Trump,” he said addressing him directly. “I assume you know you will be treated fairly here and of course asked tough but fair questions. I look forward to getting you back on the number one news show on the number one news channel very soon.”
In September, Baier told the Hollywood Reporter that an interview was coming and that team Trump had reached out and his people were “trying to find a date that works.”
“Hopefully it’s going to come together here in the next couple of weeks,” said Baier.
So is a Baier-Trump summit in the works? It’s possible, although a person familiar with the matter said the photo was just a coincidence and that Baier was in the area over the holiday weekend for a round of golf with Nicklaus. The Fox News anchor and his wife ended up at Mar-a-Lago with the Nicklaus’ after the latter pair were invited by a third couple.
Still, the image reconfirms Trump’s longstanding and cozy relationship to Fox News stars. As TheWrap previously reported, Trump held an intimate White House dinner for “Fox & Friends” co-host Pete Hegseth and the show’s former executive producer Jennifer Rauchet in October. The dinner also included Fox News contributor Robert J. O’Neill and his wife.
The president is a passionate fan of the cable news channel, regularly watching “Fox & Friends,” and frequently providing his own commentary on segments via Twitter. Before his election, Trump also routinely appeared on the program where he gained national attention for propagating false claims that President Obama was not born in the United States.
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