President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE took aim at Fox News on Saturday, claiming that the network's top-rated shows and those with the best cable ratings are those that are "Fair (or great)" to him.
“Has anyone noticed that the top shows on @foxnews and cable ratings are those that are Fair (or great) to your favorite President, me! Congratulations to @seanhannity for being the number one shoe on Cable Television!” he tweeted, congratulating the network's host.
Has anyone noticed that the top shows on @foxnews and cable ratings are those that are Fair (or great) to your favorite President, me! Congratulations to @seanhannity for being the number one shoe on Cable Television!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2019
Trump often touts positive coverage of himself, retweeting clips from Hannity, Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsFormer Trump press aide: We went to Fox News 'to get what we wanted out' Court sets Smartmatic dismissal date on Giuliani, Bartiromo, others Fox News says Smartmatic lawsuit should be dismissed MORE and “Fox & Friends” while hammering reports about him or his administration that he deems negative. He has often denounced other media outlets — particularly The New York Times and CNN — as "fake news" for their coverage.
The president, who has heaped praise on Fox News in the past, has gone after the network repeatedly recently after one of its polls showed him behind some of his 2020 Democratic opponents. Trump said the network is "only getting worse" and is not what it "used to be" after Fox announced it had hired former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileGiving thanks for Thanksgiving itself White House dismisses talk of Harris-Biden rift Debt ceiling games endanger US fiscal credibility — again MORE as a contributor.
....are all in for the Open Border Socialists (or beyond). Fox hires “give Hillary the questions” @donnabrazile, Juan Williams and low ratings Shep Smith. HOPELESS & CLUELESS! They should go all the way LEFT and I will still find a way to Win - That’s what I do, Win. Too Bad!....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 28, 2019
Trump said Sunday that Fox News is “HOPELESS & CLUELESS” for hiring Brazile as well as hosts Juan Williams and Shepard Smith, both of whom have voiced criticism of the White House in the past.
Trump has appeared on Fox News multiple times throughout his administration, sitting down for interviews with Hannity, Laura IngrahamLaura Anne Ingraham'You' star responds to viral Laura Ingraham hoax Neil Cavuto says he got threatening emails after urging vaccination 90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive MORE, Harris Faulkner, Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBret Baier confirms his 'concerns' about Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary Rittenhouse says Biden defamed his character Surgeon general warns of uptick in COVID-19 cases as cold weather arrives MORE, Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoFox's Bartiromo called Bill Barr 'screaming' about election fraud: book DeSantis eyes ,000 bonus for unvaccinated police to relocate to Florida Judge: Request for Tucker Carlson personnel files is 'intrusive' MORE and the hosts of “Fox & Friends.”
He also previously hired former Fox News executive Bill Shine as communications director. Shine replaced Hope HicksHope HicksWhite House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee Grisham calls Kushner 'Rasputin in a slim-fitting suit' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US prepares vaccine booster plan MORE, who departed the White House last year and now works for Fox Corporation.