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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders apologizes to Biden for supporter's op-ed Jayapal: 'We will end up with another Trump' if the US doesn't elect progressive Democrats: McConnell impeachment trial rules a 'cover up,' 'national disgrace' MORE took aim at Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum on Tuesday evening over her "softball questions" for Rep. Eric SwalwellEric Michael SwalwellMartha McSally fundraises off 'liberal hack' remark to CNN reporter Enes Kanter sees political stardom — after NBA and WWE Swalwell pens op-ed comparing Trump impeachment to XYZ Affair 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 MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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.