Trump criticizes Fox, which 'isn't working for us anymore'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump suggests some states may 'pay nothing' as part of unemployment plan Trump denies White House asked about adding him to Mount Rushmore Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran MORE on Wednesday tweeted that Fox News has become too hospitable to Democrats and "isn't working for us anymore," arguing his supporters "have to start looking for a new News Outlet."

Trump lashed out in a trio of tweets after a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) appeared on "America's Newsroom." The president cited her interview; the employment of former DNC Chairwoman Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileTrump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox Trump complains Fox News is 'doing nothing to help' him get reelected Nervous Democrats are sweating the small stuff MORE; Juan Williams, who is also a columnist for The Hill; and anchor Shepard Smith to claim the network is biased against him.

"Just watched @FoxNews heavily promoting the Democrats through their DNC Communications Director, spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback by anchor, @SandraSmithFox. Terrible considering that Fox couldn’t even land a debate, the Dems give them NOTHING!" Trump tweeted.

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Trump blasted the network as "HOPELESS & CLUELESS" for hiring Brazile, Williams and Smith, each of whom have criticized the president at various times.

"They should go all the way LEFT and I will still find a way to Win — That’s what I do, Win. Too Bad!" Trump continued. "I don’t want to Win for myself, I only want to Win for the people. The New 
@FoxNews is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us anymore!"

 

 

Fox News did not respond to a request for comment, but some of its news personalities quickly pushed back against Trump.

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"Fox News isn’t supposed to work for you," Fox senior political analyst Brit Hume replied on Twitter.

The president has favored Fox News over other outlets for much of his presidency, regularly tweeting out quotes from network personalities and sitting for interviews with Sean HannitySean Patrick HannitySunday shows preview: White House, congressional Democrats unable to breach stalemate over coronavirus relief Tennessee primary battle turns nasty for Republicans CNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' MORE, Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamOn The Trail: Pence's knives come out Wisconsin Republicans raise questions about death of Black Trump supporter Cain given tributes after death from COVID-19 MORE, Harris Faulkner, Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceMnuchin: Democrats will 'have a lot of explaining to do' if they want to challenge Trump orders in court Pelosi: Trump executive actions 'are illusions' Trump teases order requiring insurers to cover preexisting conditions MORE, Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoGOP lawmaker: Democratic Party 'used to be more moderate' The IRS undermines the objective of the PPP Businesses plead for states to enforce mask mandates MORE and the hosts of "Fox & Friends.

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But Trump appears to have soured on the network in recent months, particularly as its polls have shown the president trailing Democratic candidates in prospective 2020 match-ups.

He has tweeted multiple times to bemoan Fox's polling and has targeted Williams and Brazile for criticism.

While some Democrats appear on the network for interviews, the DNC announced earlier this year it would not allow Fox News to host any debates, citing a New Yorker article that detailed extensive ties between the Trump administration and Fox.

Former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersMcEnany stamps her brand on White House press operation Sanders mocks NY Times urging DNC to investigate Biden allegations: 'I thought it was an Onion headline' Donald Trump: The Boomer TV president MORE Sanders recently joined the network as a contributor.

Trump previously hired former Fox News executive Bill Shine as communications director. Shine replaced Hope HicksHope Charlotte HicksCuomo turned down Trump invitation to participate in April press briefing: report Trump shakes up White House communications team Meadows joins White House facing reelection challenges MORE, who departed the White House last year and now works for Fox Corporation.