There has been widely spread rumours that President Trump said he will ban all gay-themed shows like Fox’s ‘Empire’.
According to People, this was done by the POTUS in a purported interview with Fox News.
The network said the president never made such a statement, nor does he have the authority to ban programming.
The stories shared cites a supposed interview Trump conducted with Fox News earlier this month in which he declared that he would ban “Empire” as part of a two-year effort “to remove all shows that have too much gay activity.”
The story also claims Mr. Trump used a derogatory slur for gay people in the interview.
A spokesperson for Fox News confirms that Mr. Trump never made such remarks on their air and the Fox network says no one from the administration has sought to interfere with “Empire” or any other of their shows.