President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE 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.
....Even the Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats laughed at the Fox suggestion. No respect for the people running @FoxNews. But Fox keeps on plugging to try and become politically correct. They put RINO Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanJuan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Cheney takes shot at Trump: 'I like Republican presidents who win re-election' Cheney allies flock to her defense against Trump challenge MORE on their Board. They hire “debate questions to Crooked Hillary”....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2020
....fraud @donnabrazile (and others who are even worse). Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace on Colin Powell: He was 'very protective' of his reputation Liz Cheney is the Margaret Chase Smith of our time Sunday shows - Buttigieg warns supply chain issues could stretch to next year MORE is nastier to Republicans than even Deface the Nation or Sleepy Eyes. The people who are watching @FoxNews, in record numbers (thank you President Trump), are angry. They want an alternative now. So do I!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2020
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 BrazileDonna Lease BrazileDebt ceiling games endanger US fiscal credibility — again Obesity treatment can save thousands — if Medicare decides to fund it It's time to own our mistakes and look to the future in Afghanistan MORE, who was accused of leaking CNN town hall questions to then-candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump defends indicted GOP congressman GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on MORE 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 ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddArkansas governor backs employer vaccine mandates Paid family leave is 'not a vacation,' Buttigieg says Grisham thinks Trump will run in 2024 and have no 'guardrails' MORE, 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.