Warren: I won't help Fox News 'raise money off my name' by doing town hall

Warren: I won't help Fox News 'raise money off my name' by doing town hall
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren adds her pronouns to Twitter bio Biden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (D-Mass.) said Thursday that she will not help Fox News "raise money off" her name in explaining her decision not to do a televised town hall on the network. 

Speaking on “The View” on Thursday, Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, accused Fox News executives of running a "hate-for-profit scam."

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“Here’s the deal about Fox News executives: They’re running a hate-for-profit scam,” Warren said, citing examples of recent coverage she said contained hateful rhetoric. “They make a lot of money off those town halls. Right now advertisers are getting really antsy about being with Fox on a regular basis.”

Warren added that she’s “just not going to give them a full hour to help raise money and help get [Fox News] credibility because they were willing to talk to me for an hour.”

Co-host Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainMeghan McCain shares video of father shutting down supporter who called Obama an 'Arab' after Trump rally Meghan McCain slams Rand Paul over blocking 9/11 compensation funding: 'This is a disgrace' Meghan McCain calls Trump rally 'really dystopian' MORE, a former Fox News contributor, noted that the network has a “history of having very successful town halls,” naming other 2020 Democratic hopefuls who have already participated in a town hall on the network or are scheduled to do so.

“I was surprised when you rejected it just because I know you are someone who will go to spaces where you’re not necessarily liked,” McCain said. “I think with all due respect its a little short sighted to not speak to the Fox audience.”

McCain later added that she felt Warren was “alienating an audience” with her decision.

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll Analysis: Harris, Buttigieg and Trump lead among California donations The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (D-Calif.) is the only other 2020 Democratic candidate to say she would not do a town hall with Fox News.

Julián Castro was the most recent 2020 Democratic hopeful to announce he would be participating in a town hall with the network. He said Thursday he would do town hall with the network on June 13 in Arizona.

Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll Analysis: Harris, Buttigieg and Trump lead among California donations The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (I-Vt.), Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants Biden, Harris set for second Democratic debate showdown Rand Paul accuses Jon Stewart of being 'part of left-wing mob' after criticism over 9/11 victim fund MORE (D-N.Y.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharThe Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants Biden, Harris set for second Democratic debate showdown Poll: McConnell is most unpopular senator MORE (D-Minn.) and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegBiden leads, Warren and Sanders tied for second in new poll Analysis: Harris, Buttigieg and Trump lead among California donations The Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants MORE (D) have all already appeared in town halls on Fox News.