Trump asks 'what the hell has happened' to Fox News after interview with Democratic senator

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMichael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion 50 people arrested in Minneapolis as hundreds more National Guard troops deployed Missouri state lawmaker sparks backlash by tweeting 'looters deserve to be shot' MORE on Tuesday lashed out at Fox News for having Democrats on air, predicting it would mark "the beginning of the end" for the network.

The president bemoaned that Fox was "trying to be so politically correct" by having Democrats on air following an appearance on "America's Newsroom" from Sen. Chris Van HollenChristopher (Chris) Van HollenHillicon Valley: Twitter flags Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' | Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter over alleged sanctions violations | Senators urge FTC to investigate TikTok child privacy issues Democratic senators urge regulators to investigate Instacart over 'tip baiting' Senate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers MORE (D-Md.).

"So, what the hell has happened to @FoxNews. Only I know!" Trump tweeted, turning his scorn to two news anchors who have challenged favorable commentary on the president.


"Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceArkansas governor: 'We take the virus very seriously' but 'you can't cloister yourself at home' Birx: 'I'm very concerned when people go out and don't maintain social distancing' Chris Wallace debunks Trump: No record of massive or serious fraud from mail-in voting MORE and others should be on Fake News CNN or MSDNC," he continued. "How’s Shep Smith doing? Watch, this will be the beginning of the end for Fox, just like the other two which are dying in the ratings. Social Media is great!"

The president's complaint about Van Hollen's appearance comes as his impeachment trial is set to enter its seventh day in the Senate. Democratic senators have pushed for additional witnesses, including former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonHave the courage to recognize Taiwan McConnell says Obama administration 'did leave behind' pandemic plan Trump company lawyer warned Michael Cohen not to write 'tell-all' book: report MORE, to testify.

Trump has frequently belittled Fox News when news anchors deliver unfavorable analysis or when Democrats are featured prominently on air. He has in the past targeted Smith, who left the network last year, Wallace and former Democratic National Committee (DNC) leader Donna Brazille, who is a contributor for the network.

Yet Fox News remains his preferred network in many ways. He sat for an interviews earlier this month with Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamTrump lashes out at Fox News after poll shows him trailing Biden Trump complains Fox News is 'doing nothing to help' him get reelected White House, CDC rift spills into the open MORE and Fox Business Network host Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoLara Trump: Twitter no longer 'a platform for free speech' Trump lashes out at Fox News after poll shows him trailing Biden Trump complains Fox News is 'doing nothing to help' him get reelected MORE and spoke with the network last week at the March for Life. He regularly tweets out quotes from Fox News guests and cites commentary from opinion hosts like Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityHannity scolds Ozarks partygoers: 'Could be a disaster' for vulnerable Americans Trump lashes out at Fox News after poll shows him trailing Biden Trump complains Fox News is 'doing nothing to help' him get reelected MORE and Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsTwo additional Fox Media employees test positive for COVID-19 Second Fox Business employee tests positive for coronavirus Fox Business host Lou Dobbs in self-quarantine after staffer tests positive for coronavirus MORE.

Mark Knoller, a CBS News White House correspondent who tracks data about the presidency, noted Trump has given 70 interviews to Fox since taking office, compared to five for the next closest major network.