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A vocal supporter of President Donald Trump and a longtime member of ABC News’ audience purchased a billboard in June 2017 in Texas to deliver a message to the influential television network: “We are through.”

A vocal supporter of President Donald Trump and a longtime member of ABC News’ audience purchased a billboard in Texas to deliver a message to the influential television network: “We are through.”

The billboard was purchased in June by Texas businessman Kyle Courtney, who says ABC News’ biased coverage of the alleged connection between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government has driven him away from the network forever.

"ABC News: I grew up with you. We are through. The Russians didn't elect Donald Trump. I did," the billboard reads, according to MySanAntonio.com.

Courtney appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” on Saturday to discuss his decision to buy the billboard, which he says was motivated by the “misinformation” actively promoted by ABC News.

“Why did you want to put that billboard up?” asked “Fox & Friends” co-host Abby Huntsman.

“I just watched too much misinformation, and I’ve been around awhile and I think I know the truth when I see it, and I think I know when someone is trying to pull the wool over my eyes,” Courtney said.

Courtney also told “Fox & Friends” he believes the American news media has lost touch with everyday people.

“I don’t know where [the mainstream media] get their information,” Courtney said. “It’s as if they never leave New York City. But there’s a lot of America out here. There are a lot of people who we don’t feel like they represent us.”

While cable-news ratings have soared in the Trump era compared to one year ago, evening news broadcasts, including ABC News, have slumped. According to Nielsen, the evening news telecasts for ABC, CBS and NBC dropped by 4 percent in the season that ended in May compared to last year.

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