CNN’s Brian Stelter writing book on Fox News and Trump

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CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter has sold the rights to an upcoming book focused on Fox News and President Trump to Simon & Schuster, the publishing house announced Friday.

Stelter, who hosts CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” has yet to announce the book’s title but has said it will examine the symbiotic relationship between Fox News and Trump, a frequent guest on the network who has sometimes tapped its personalities for positions in his administration.

{mosads}“You can’t understand America right now without understanding the role of Fox News, and no one is better positioned to tell that story than Brian Stelter,” Julia Cheiffetz, publisher of One Signal, a division of Simon & Schuster, told Deadline in a statement.

In addition to his experiences at CNN, the book will also reportedly touch on “15 years of reporting, going back to Stelter’s days running TVNewser starting in 2004,” the publisher told Deadline.

It will also reportedly offer “a behind-the-scenes look at how a TV network and a White House have merged in unprecedented fashion.”

Trump is known to be a fan of Fox News and frequently calls in to the network’s morning show, “Fox & Friends,” while deriding other media outlets as “fake news.”

The president aimed rare criticism at the network earlier this month after a Fox News poll showed him being defeated in head-to-head match-ups with several of the Democratic 2020 contenders.

“.@FoxNews Polls are always bad for me. They were against Crooked Hillary also. Something weird going on at Fox. Our polls show us leading in all 17 Swing States. For the record, I didn’t spend 30 hours with @abcnews, but rather a tiny fraction of that. More Fake News,” he wrote on Twitter.

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