Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Gabriel Sherman: A couple of weeks ago, Roger Ailes's widow, Elizabeth, invited Fox News host Laura Ingraham and a few others for dinner at her $36 million Palm Beach home. The political conversation around the table was melancholy, a person familiar with the gathering recalled. "We have to be prepared for Trump losing," Ingraham told her dinner companions, according to the source. Perhaps anticipating that Fox News could pivot in a post-Trump media environment, Ingraham said she's been in talks to take over for Rush Limbaugh, who recently revealed his Stage 4 lung cancer might force him off the radio.
In the days since the Palm Beach dinner, Trump's political standing has slipped further. On Tuesday, Trump's favorite pollster, Scott Rasmussen, released a poll showing Trump at 39% approval, the lowest number Rasmussen has ever recorded for Trump.
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