Trump complains Fox News is 'doing nothing to help' him get reelected

President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE on Thursday complained that Fox News was not doing anything to help him and other Republicans get reelected in November.

"Sure, there are some truly GREAT people on Fox, but you also have some real 'garbage' littered all over the network," Trump tweeted.

He singled out contributors Chris Hahn, Richard Goodstein and Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileHow President Biden can hit a home run Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Harris selects Tina Flournoy as chief of staff: report MORE, all of whom have ties to the Democratic Party. He also targeted news host Neil Cavuto, who recently spoke critically of Trump's decision to take hydroxychloroquine, and Juan Williams, who is also an opinion contributor for The Hill. 


"They repeat the worst of the Democrat speaking points, and lies," Trump tweeted. "All of the good is totally nullified, and more. Net Result = BAD! CNN & MSDNC are all in for the Do Nothing Democrats! Fox WAS Great!"

The president's tweet offers a window into the role he believes the news network should play in his political career, and it marks yet another escalation of his recent attacks on Fox News. Trump in late April tweeted that he wanted an "alternative" to the right-leaning news network.

Thursday's tweet came shortly after Trump landed in Michigan to tour a Ford factory. Fox News typically plays on television screens aboard Air Force One during flights. 

Despite his criticisms, Trump still conducts interviews with the network more than any other. He recently called into "Fox & Friends" and sat down with Fox Business host Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoGaetz suggests DeSantis could run for president in 2024 if Trump is out of the picture Bartiromo, Pirro, Dobbs file to dismiss Smartmatic lawsuits Fox News labels .7B Smartmatic defamation suit 'meritless' in motion to dismiss MORE.

Trump regularly targets Fox hosts like Cavuto and Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBill Gates: Goal of eliminating emissions by 2030 'completely unrealistic' Fox News's Chris Wallace praises Biden's discipline Klobuchar: Impeachment trial 'was about not hiding history' MORE while praising and amplifying the work of opinion hosts like Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamHaley isolated after Trump fallout Tucker Carlson to produce video podcasts for Fox Nation Rush Limbaugh dead at 70 MORE, Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityGrenell hints at potential California gubernatorial bid Cruz blames criticism of Cancun trip on media 'Trump withdrawal' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Tanden's odds plummet to lead OMB MORE and Jeanine Pirro, all of whom lavish the president with praise and excoriate his critics.