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Trump blasts Fox News, says he wants ‘an alternative’

President Trump lashed out at Fox News on Sunday, targeting several figures at the network in a series of tweets claiming that the network was “being fed Democrat talking points.”

In three tweets Sunday afternoon, the president called for an “alternative” to the right-leaning news network.

Trump attacked numerous figures in the tweets, including former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who joined the board of Fox News in March of last year, and former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile, who was accused of leaking CNN town hall questions to then-candidate Hillary Clinton during the Democratic primary in 2016.

His criticism also targeted “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace, who he said was “nastier to Republicans than even Deface the Nation or Sleepy Eyes,” referring to CBS’s “Face the Nation” and NBC’s Chuck Todd, host of “Meet the Press” and “Meet the Press Daily.”

Fox News representatives did not return a request for comment on the president’s tweets. His remarks come as right-wing cable news outlet One America News Network has pushed in recent weeks for the president’s public support, tweeting in March that it called “bullshit” after Trump failed to mention the network by name at a campaign rally.

“Anyone who knows @OANN, knows we’ve reported REAL news since DAY ONE. Our young people work very hard to do that, so to be mentioned by the President means a lot more to them than to the established media elites,” added the network’s CEO, Robert Herring, in a tweet.

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