Trump: Fox News Ain’t What It Used to Be
There is no doubt that Fox News is Donald Trump’s preferred network. On air talent like Sean Hannity have gone as far as to appear on stage with the President during his political rallies. Trump also conducts nearly all his interview with personalities from the network.
But lately, Trump has had major issues with the network and how they cover the Democratic presidential field. The President again lashed out at the network last night for interviewing California Congressman, Eric Swalwell.
Trump was initially angry at the network for discussing polls that showed him behind a number of Democratic candidates. In the Fox News poll, the President trailed Joe Biden by 10%, Bernie Sanders by 9%, Elizabeth Warren by 2% and Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris by 1%.
The President was also angry about air time being dedicated to his potential opponents. He tweeted in May, “Hard to believe that Fox News is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him. Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems. They got dumped from the Democrats boring debates, and they just want in.”
….who got them there. Chris Wallace said, “I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance…fascinating biography.” Gee, he never speaks well of me – I like Mike Wallace better…and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
On Tuesday night, he wrote about an interview with Swalwell, “Just watched Rep. Eric Swalwell be asked endless softball questions by Martha MacCallum on Fox News about the phony Witch Hunt. He was just forced out of the Democrat Presidential Primary because he polled at ZERO. Fox sure ain’t what it used to be. Too bad!”
Just watched Rep. Eric Swalwell be asked endless softball questions by @marthamaccallum on @FoxNews about the phony Witch Hunt. He was just forced out of the Democrat Presidential Primary because he polled at ZERO. Fox sure ain’t what it used to be. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2019
It wasn’t however all criticism from Trump as he did take time to plug one of his favorite anchors. “Oh well, we still have the great Sean Hannity who I hear has a really strong show tonight. 9:00 P.M,” wrote the President.