• Axios reports that Donald Trump plans to start an online streaming platform to rival Fox after being enraged by Fox's election coverage
  • Tensions have been brewing for some time, as Fox maintains its stance that Joe Biden is the president-elect and shows decreasing tolerance for Trump's claims of voter fraud
  • Trump attacked the network this morning, retweeting a series of messages against them and writing that Fox "daytime ratings have completely collapsed"

Donald Trump appears poised to attack Fox News with more than just words.

Mounting evidence suggests Trump could start his own competing network to “wreck” the right-leaning network after he leaves office. A source for Axios says Trump plans to start an online streaming service for which he would charge a monthly fee. Trump on Thursday retweeted a slew of anti-Fox News messages.

Tensions between Trump and Fox News have been simmering since the network called Arizona early for Joe Biden. The Arizona call was also made by the Associated Press.

“He plans to wreck Fox. No doubt about it,” a source told Axios.

Fox News has also cut away from press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, as she cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election. Host Neil Cavuto said he “can’t in good countenance continue to show you this."

US President Donald Trump tried to get vote counting stopped, claiming fraud without evidence
US President Donald Trump tried to get vote counting stopped, claiming fraud without evidence AFP / Brendan Smialowski

Trump has certainly noticed the network’s decreasing tolerance of him, he said in a recent interview with “Fox And Friends."

“Fox has changed a lot," Trump said. “Somebody said, ‘What’s the biggest difference between this and four years ago?’ It’s much different. You still have great people, but Fox is a much different place in terms of politics.”

He attacked them today as well, tweeting out that their "daytime ratings have completely collapsed" and retweeting a series of critical messages.

There has long been speculation that Trump might start his own cable network. Setting up a television business, however, is expensive and time-consuming. Axios’ source instead says Trump is likely to try and edge out Fox online, replacing the $5.99-a-month Fox Nation streaming platform with his own.

Trump has a number of other advantages, as well, including his expensive list of conservative emails and phone numbers for fundraising and outreach.

Trump, meanwhile, has been swamped with book and television deals to tell his story after he leaves office.