Trump rips into Fox News over shutdown, border wall coverage

President Trump on Sunday blasted a pair of Fox News reporters over their coverage of the border wall negotiations, claiming that they have “less understanding” than journalists at “fake news CNN & NBC.”

“Never thought I’d say this but I think [John Roberts] and [Gillian Turner] have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!” Trump tweeted, referring to two of the news network’s top correspondents. 

“Look to final results! Don’t know how my poll numbers are so good, especially up 19% with Hispanics?” Trump continued, referring to a poll published earlier this month that found a growing number of Latino adults approved of Trump’s job performance. 

The Marist poll, published in partnership with PBS and NPR, found that 50 percent of Latino adults approve of Trump’s job as president, up from 31 percent in December. The survey also found that just 39 percent of adults approved of Trump’s job performance. 

{mosads}It is unclear what specific coverage Trump was referring to. Roberts filled in for Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. 

The comments from Trump come only days after he signed a continuing resolution to temporarily reopen the government following a 35-day shutdown. The funding lapse was triggered after Congress failed to reach an agreement on a new spending bill. 

Trump has repeatedly demanded that a long-term bill include funds for a border wall, which Democrats oppose. The president expressed doubts to The Wall Street Journal on Sunday that lawmakers could reach an agreement on the issue.

“I personally think it’s less than 50-50, but you have a lot of very good people on that board,” Trump told the Journal, adding that  another shutdown is “certainly an option.”

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