After waiting nearly 24 hours, Fox News briefly mentions report Donald Trump revealed nuclear secrets to a foreign national

Jessica Tarlov, the liberal co-host of The Five, mentioned the report about Trump; none of her co-hosts responded to her comment. A Fox anchor then spent 19 seconds on the report.

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After nearly 24 hours since it was first reported, a Fox News figure finally mentioned the report that former President Donald Trump revealed U.S. nuclear submarine secrets to a foreign national. 

On October 5, ABC News reported that, in April 2021, months after he left office, Trump allegedly shared secrets about U.S. nuclear submarines with Australian businessman and Mar-a-Lago member Anthony Pratt, who then reportedly went on to repeat the information to at least 45 people. The information Trump purportedly leaked was “the supposed exact number of nuclear warheads they routinely carry, and exactly how close they supposedly can get to a Russian submarine without being detected.”

The network hid the report, failing to address the scandal until the network’s 5 p.m. program, The Five. Even then, the show’s co-hosts outright ignored liberal co-host Jessica Tarlov when she brought up the report as criticism of the former president. The first official report on Fox News of the scandal came the next hour during Special Report with Bret Baier in a nineteen second update.

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Citation From the October 6, 2023, edition of Fox News' Special Report with Bret Baier