Eric Trump’s wife, Lara Trump, will no longer be a paid contributor to Fox News, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Company protocol does not allow the network to employ people associated with active campaigns.
The decision comes after former President Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election.
Lara Trump, who is married to former President Donald Trump’s son Eric Trump, is no longer a paid contributor to Fox News because her stepfather announced in 2024, the Los Angeles Times first reported.
The network confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Saturday that Lara Trump, who became a Fox News contributor last year, will not be paid to appear on the network.
In a statement provided to the insider, a Fox News spokesperson said:
According to the Los Angeles Times, her resignation was due to company policy, which does not allow anyone to run for office or employ anyone directly related to an active campaign into the network.
The network determined that Lara Trump was directly involved in her father-in-law’s campaign, the Los Angeles Times said.
She hasn’t appeared on Fox News since the week of Nov. 15, when the former president announced his third candidacy, according to the paper. In theory, she could appear as an unpaid contributor.
There is precedent for such decisions. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has her paid contributor contract terminated when she announces she is running for Governor of Arkansas.
Fox is owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch warned Trump that his media empire would not support his White House bid, according to The Guardian. described Trump as a “loser.”
The Guardian also reported that Rupert Murdoch’s eldest son, Lachlan Murdoch, told Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that media groups would support him if he ran against Trump in 2024.
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