The Democratic National Committee has officially put Fox News out of the running to host any primary debates, following the New Yorker report this week on President Donald Trump‘s relationship with the network.

DNC Chair Tom Perez announced today, “Recent reporting in the New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and Fox News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates. Therefore, Fox News will not serve as a media partner for the 2020 Democratic primary debates.”

Fox News responded in a statement asking the DNC to reconsider.

Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, anchors on Fox News’ debate team, expressed disappointment:

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Other Fox Newsers weighed in:

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