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.”
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!”
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.
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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 PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.