Donald Trump and senior editorial executives at Fox News Channel intend to meet to work out their differences, according to a statement released Thursday by the 21st Century Fox-owned cable-news outlet.
“Fox News Chairman & CEO Roger Ailes and Donald Trump spoke this morning and plan to have a meeting next week to discuss their differences of opinion regarding Fox’s coverage of Mr. Trump’s presidential campaign. Ailes will be joined by senior Fox editorial executives. Mr. Trump believes he has been treated unfairly in certain instances,” said a Fox News spokesperson via a statement released to media outlets. “Fox News has held every candidate in this race to the highest journalistic standards throughout our coverage. We believe a candid meeting about our differences is required and that any misunderstandings can be handled without compromising those standards.”
The statement marks the latest bout of to-and-fro between the man who is at present the leading Republican candidate in the 2016 race for U.S. President and the cable-news outlet that counts Republicans as a significant part of its audience base.