Donald Trump hit the Fox News Channel on Wednesday after the network's on-camera interview with a Democratic Party spokeswoman, showing that his relationship with the top rated cable network is fraying.
Fox has been a reliable Trump booster during most parts of his broadcasting day and on his website, with & # 39; Fox & Friends & # 39; and top class evening hosts, including Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, who routinely withdrew against White House critics.
But the president expressed indignation when the network hired former Democrat National Committee chairman Donna Brazile as a commentator, citing an embarrassing episode in which she allegedly leaked debate questions to Hillary Clinton while pulling double duty as a political analyst at CNN.
Trump has become particularly critical of Fox & # 39; noon news anchor Shepard Smith, whose tone in the administration fluctuates between skeptical and accusing. And on Wednesday, he fired Twitter bursts on morning anchor Sandra Smith – no relationship with Shepard – for her uncritical confrontation with Xochitl Hinojosa, communications director of the Democratic National Committee.
President Donald Trump hit the Fox News Channel on Wednesday
Fox-anchor Sandrda Smith (right) interviewed Xochitl Hinojosa, communications director of the Democratic National Committee and gave her an uncritical opportunity to wave to the president
Trump launched a Twitter salvo on the cable news network that he liked best
& # 39; I just watched how @FoxNews strongly promoted the Democrats through their DNC communications director, and spit on whatever they wanted with zero pushback anchor, @SandraSmithFox. Terrible considering that Fox could not even start a debate, the Dems do NOT give them anything! & # 39; the president tweeted.
& # 39; @CNN and @MSNBC are all responsible for the Open Border Socialists (or further). Fox rents & # 39; give Hillary the questions & # 39; @donnabrazile, Juan Williams and low ratings Shep Smith. HOPELESS & CLUELESS! They must go completely LEFT and I will still find a way to win – That's what I do, win. Unfortunately! I don't want to win for myself, I just want to win for the people, & he continued.
& # 39; The new @FoxNews leaves millions of AWESOME people! We must look for a new News Outlet. Fox is no longer working for us! & # 39;
Fox's senior political analyst, Brit Hume, shot back in a tweet: & # 39; Fox News is not supposed to work for you. & # 39;
Hinojosa said that Trump & # 39; s America is being confiscated with & # 39; much hate & # 39; and predicted that every democrat would become a better president
Fox News seniro political correspondent Brit Hume hit back on Trump
Hinojosa, the head of communications at DNC, had a free walk on Wednesday to attack Trump as an unsuitable leader and to promote the Democrats as a united front, despite the ongoing struggle between a hope of the White House still in the near two dozen.
& # 39; I think one of these candidates will be a better president than Donald Trump, & # 39; she said, citing & # 39; a lot of enthusiasm right now & # 39; and & # 39; large crowd for many of our democratic candidates & # 39 ;.
Hinojosa said that democratic candidates understand that there is a lot of hate going on in our country right now, and there is a president in this White House who wants to divide us and not bring us together.
The DNC, despite a cash deficit and fundraising far behind Republicans, is putting boots on the ground in swing states, she said, attempting to reclaim red states that turned blue in 2012.
& # 39; (In) placing battlefield states, Midwestern, Michigan, Wisconsin, like that, & # 39; she explained, & we believe that if we organize ourselves now and people on the ground talk to voters about democratic values, we will win. & # 39;
The president has also been openly hostile to Shepard Smith, one of the few Fox News personalities who has reliably criticized him
Trump has several times suggested that the extreme right-wing One America News Network (OANN) is most hospitable to its supporters than Fox
Trump accused Shepard Smith this month for his low-score program, saying he would rather have & # 39; fake news CNN & # 39; and suggested that instead he would sometimes switch the channel to the far-right One America News Network.
A week later, Trump discovered all of his democratic challengers from the top of a Fox News survey. Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris all beat him in hypothetical head-to-head matchups, an outcome that White House assistants said furiously behind the scenes the president.
The latest weekly reviews show that Fox programs & # 39; s include 16 of the 20 best places in the cable news program & # 39; s; the other four are all MSNBC shows. CNN & # 39; s highest-rated entry ended up in 27th place.
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