Fox News cuts away from Donald Trump's 2024 election announcement

About 40 minutes into Donald Trump's presidential announcement speech, something odd happened.

Fox News cuts away from Donald Trump's 2024 election announcement

About 40 minutes into Donald Trump's presidential announcement speech, something odd happened.

Fox News cut away and started airing something else.

It was a striking rebuke from the network, which for the past eight years has been a megaphone for the Trump agenda.

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Donald Trump's election announcement speech has not been met with good reviews.

Instead of airing the one hour and seven-minute speech in full, Fox News crossed to a political panel.

On CNN, they had cut away 10 minutes earlier.

And on MSNBC, they didn't air the speech at all.

His speech is not getting good reviews from even former staffers of his.

"This is one of the most low-energy, uninspiring speeches I've ever heard from Trump," his former spokesperson Sarah Matthews said.

"Even the crowd seems bored. Not exactly what you want when announcing a presidential run."

Asked in Bali if he had a response to Trump's announcement, Joe Biden replied: "Not really".

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Donald Trump standing next to his son Barron after his election announcement speech.

And Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren had a pithy response to Trump's speech.

"We've defeated him before. We'll defeat him again," she tweeted.

Jeb Bush Jr, the son of the 2016 candidate Trump dubbed "low energy Jeb", mocked the former president on Twitter.

"WOW!  What a low-energy speech by the Donald," the younger Bush wrote. 

"Time for new leaders!"

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Donald Trump and his son Eric at his Mar-a-Lago election announcement.

Fox News' snub of Trump's speech comes a week after the New York Post, also run by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, labelled up-and-coming Florida Governor Ron DeSantis "DeFuture".

Trump's speech was largely a retread of his 2016 and 2020 campaigns.

He railed against immigration from the nation's southern border, crime in big cities, drugs, Islamic terrorism and"the radical left".

"We will build the greatest economy ever," he pledged.

"The Washington establishment wants to silence us, but we will not let them."

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President Joe Biden makes a statement after a meeting of G7 and NATO leaders in Bali, Indonesia.

He also took aim at Joe Biden.

"I will ensure that Joe Biden does not receive four more years," he said.

"Our country could not take that.

"Our country could not take four more years. It's very fragile. It can only take so much."