In the first few years of his Presidency, Donald Trump often lauded the coverage given to him by Fox News. The President often gave interviews to Fox and Friends and even had anchor Tucker Carlson appear with him on a rally stage.
The network, though has been regularly running polls to get a pulse on the 2020 elections. A number of these polls have shown that Trump is down to a number of Democratic candidates. The President recently lashed out at the network prompting Fox anchor, Bret Baier to respond to Trump’s complaints.
Asked about the troubling polls, Trump responded, “Fox is a lot different than it used to be. I can tell you that. I think they’re making a big mistake because Fox was treated very badly by the Democrats. Very, very badly.”
A miffed Baier responded to the President’s comments on Fox News Special Reports on Monday afternoon. Speaking directly to Trump, he said, “Okay, well, Fox has not changed. Mr. President, we’ve invited you on ‘Special Report’ many times. We’d love to have you back on. You’ve talked to George Stephanopoulos and Chuck Todd come on back.”
Baier also promised the President that he and fellow Fox newsman, Chris Wallace, are, “fair, balanced and unafraid.”
The Fox anchor has shown a willingness to separate himself from other hosts at the network like Sean Hannity. Baier said in January of 2018, “Sean Hannity’s show is not ‘Special Report.’ The problem sometimes is that Fox gets painted with a broad brush. I think Sean Hannity, for what — his opinion, he does an amazing job with bringing forward his thoughts on things, similar to an opinion page of a newspaper.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.