President Donald Trump brutally blasted Fox News — previously his favorite cable news channel — on Sunday, voicing frustrations over some of the network’s personalities and recent polling that shows he would lose the 2020 election if it were held today.
“There’s something going on at Fox, I’ll tell you right now, and I’m not happy with it,” Trump told reporters at Morristown Airport in New Jersey.
Trump’s comments come after the most recent Fox News poll found that Trump would lose to the four leading Democrats running for president — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Kamala Harris — if the election were held today.
“Fox is different, there’s no question about it. And I think they’re making a big mistake,” Trump said, noting how the Democratic National Committee barred Fox News from hosting debates for the Democratic primary.
“I think Fox is making a big mistake because, you know, I’m the one that calls the shots on that — on the really big debates,” Trump said.
Trump voiced displeasure with two of the network’s leading political commentators, Juan Williams, who has long been a liberal voice on the network, and Donna Brazile, whom the network hired earlier this year. Trump referred to Brazile as “the wonderful woman that gave Hillary Clinton the [debate] questions.”
“That was a terrible thing,” Trump said. “And all of the sudden she is working for Fox? What’s she doing working for Fox?”
However, Trump said he is satisfied with the positive coverage he receives from many of the network’s top hosts, including Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, Jesse Watters, Jeanine Pirro, and Greg Gutfeld.