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At least 17 Fox News personalities have helped enrich Donald Trump by speaking at events at his properties since he announced his presidential run in 2015. They have headlined pro-Trump gatherings; have held book parties; and have keynoted industry events. Additionally, numerous Fox News figures have visited Trump properties for social occasions, including golf and dinner outings with the president.

During his presidency, Trump has frequently merged his presidential and business interests, creating unprecedented conflicts of interest and constitutional issues. As The New York Times recently reported, “Since Mr. Trump became president, there have been thousands of visits to his properties, not only by Mr. Trump himself, but by foreign leaders, lobbyists, Republican candidates, members of Congress, cabinet members and others with ties to the president. At least 90 members of Congress, 250 Trump administration officials and more than 110 foreign officials have been spotted at Trump properties since 2017, according to social media posts and counts by various watchdog groups.”

Fox News figures have also helped enrich Trump by speaking at events at his properties since he announced his presidential run in 2015. Those personalities are: Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson, Greg Gutfeld, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, and Jeanine Pirro; Fox Nation hosts Diamond and Silk; Fox News digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt; Fox News legal analyst and commentator and Fox Nation host Gregg Jarrett; and Fox News contributors Deneen Borelli, David Bossie, Sara Carter, Nigel Farage, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and Alveda King. Additionally, Fox News contributors Jason Chaffetz and Sarah Huckabee Sanders are scheduled to speak at events at a Trump property in October.

Additionally, numerous Fox News figures have helped enrich Trump through social visits to his properties, such as attending dinners, golf outings, and galas. For example, Fox News anchor Bret Baier dined at Mar-a-Lago and golfed with Trump, while Fox News politics reporter Brooke Singman tweeted that she enjoyed a visit to Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In researching Fox’s enrichment of Trump, Media Matters relied heavily on the work of reporter Zach Everson, whose 1100 Pennsylvania newsletter covers Trump’s businesses.

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