Trump blasts Fox News over 'softball questions' for former 2020 Dem Swalwell

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE took aim at Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum on Tuesday evening over her "softball questions" for Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellInslee seeking third term as governor after ending presidential bid The Hill's Morning Report - Trump touts new immigration policy, backtracks on tax cuts Inslee drops out of 2020 presidential race MORE (D-Calif.), a member of the House Judiciary Committee and former 2020 candidate for president.

In a pair of tweets, the president lashed out at both MacCallum and Swalwell, who told Fox about the Judiciary panel's upcoming hearing with Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE, the former special counsel in charge of the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia's election interference. Mueller is set to testify before the committee this week.


"Just watched Rep. Eric Swalwell be asked endless softball questions by @marthamaccallum on @FoxNews about the phony Witch Hunt. He was just forced out of the Democrat Presidential Primary because he polled at ZERO," Trump tweeted.

"Fox sure ain’t what it used to be. Too bad!" he added. "Oh well, we still have the great @seanhannity who I hear has a really strong show tonight. 9:00 P.M."

Trump was heavily critical of the Mueller investigation when it was ongoing, and he has aimed critical tweets at the usually Trump-friendly Fox News network in recent months as well.

"Never thought I’d say this but I think [Fox News reporters John Roberts] and [Gillian Turner] have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!" he tweeted in January.

"@FoxNews is changing fast, but they forgot the people who got them there!" he added during another barrage earlier this month.