Fox News’s Brit Hume hit back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill’s Morning Report – White House, Congress: Urgency of now around budget GOP presses Trump to make a deal on spending Democrats wary of handing Trump a win on infrastructure MORE on Monday after he criticized the network for hosting a town hall with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection Fox’s Brit Hume fires back at Trump’s criticism of the channel Trump hits Fox News after Buttigieg town hall: ‘What is going on with Fox?’ MORE.
“Say this for Buttigieg. He’s willing to be questioned by Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceFox’s Brit Hume fires back at Trump’s criticism of the channel Buttigieg Fox News town hall attracts 1.1 million viewers Scarborough calls Buttigieg ‘the future of the Democratic Party’ MORE, something you’ve barely done since you’ve been president,” Hume tweeted, quoting Trump’s initial criticism.
“Oh, and covering candidates of both parties is part of the job of a news channel.”
Say this for Buttigieg. He’s willing to be questioned by Chris Wallace, something you’ve barely done since you’ve been president. Oh, and covering candidates of both parties is part of the job of a news channel. https://t.co/D8yQE2kfYF
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 20, 2019
Trump blasted the network Sunday night for “wasting airtime” by covering Buttigieg and other 2020 Democratic candidates.
“Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him,” the president tweeted, referring to Buttigieg and the Fox News host.
“They forgot the people 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!” Trump added, doubling down on his comparison of the mayor to Mad Magazine character Alfred E. Neuman.
Buttigieg and Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharFox’s Brit Hume fires back at Trump’s criticism of the channel Overnight Energy: Warren wants Dems to hold climate-focused debate | Klobuchar joins candidates rejecting fossil fuel money | 2020 contender Bennet offers climate plan O’Rourke says he would ‘absolutely’ do Fox News town hall MORE (D-Minn.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Memo: Trump faces steep climb to reelection California Democrats face crisis of credibility after lawsuits Fox’s Brit Hume fires back at Trump’s criticism of the channel MORE (I-Vt.) have participated in events on Fox News despite the Democratic National Committee announcing in March that it would not allow Fox News to host any of its presidential primary debates this cycle because of its close ties to the White House.