Fox News personalities, Donald Trump and allies of the former president took great delight in gloating over Warner Bros. Discovery’s decision to nix the platform just weeks after its launch, a move that put hundreds of jobs at risk.
Chris Wallace, who quit Fox News for CNN+ in December, drew much of the ire.
In a statement, Trump mocked the service as “an empty desert” despite “spending hundreds of millions of dollars and the hiring of low-rated Chris Wallace, a man who tried so hard to be his father, Mike, but lacked the talent and whatever else is necessary to be a star.”
Donald Trump Jr., the former president’s eldest son, shared this meme:
Fox’s conspiracy theory-promoting prime-time host Tucker Carlson mockingly mourned “the involuntary retirement of Mike Wallace’s son.”
“Boo hoo, no more lectures on TV,” he said.
Fox’s Greg Gutfeld, meanwhile, said “the Democratic bench is thinner than Chris Wallace’s demo reel from CNN+.”
Former Trump White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who is now a host on Fox, said the service had “fallen to the dustbins of history.”
“Even Tom Brady’s retirement lasted longer than CNN+,” added Fox’s Brian Kilmeade.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called the decision “poetry.”
And former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, now a host on Newsmax, said it “didn’t even last a full Scaramucci.”
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.