President TrumpDonald TrumpUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Trump sues NYT, Mary Trump over story on tax history McConnell, Shelby offer government funding bill without debt ceiling 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 BrazileObesity treatment can save thousands — if Medicare decides to fund it It's time to own our mistakes and look to the future in Afghanistan Biden allies say media missing the mark on Afghanistan 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!"
....Hahn, Richard Goodstein, Donna Brazile, Niel Cavuto, and many others. They repeat the worst of the Democrat speaking points, and lies. 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2020
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 BartiromoThe Memo: Fall in white population could add fuel to nativist fire A tale of two chambers: Trump's power holds in House, wanes in Senate The Memo: Biden beats Trump again — this time in the Senate MORE.
Trump regularly targets Fox hosts like Cavuto and Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceYarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Budget chairman: Debt ceiling fight 'a ridiculous position to be in' NIH director expects booster shots to be expanded, despite recommendation MORE while praising and amplifying the work of opinion hosts like Laura IngrahamLaura Anne Ingraham90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive Texas lt. governor faces backlash after claiming unvaccinated African Americans responsible for COVID-19 surge Fox News requires employees to provide vaccination status MORE, Sean HannitySean Patrick Hannity90 percent of full-time Fox Corp. employees say they're fully vaccinated: executive The Memo: California recall exposes the limit of Trump's GOP Republicans divided on Trump's strength as possible 2024 candidate MORE and Jeanine Pirro, all of whom lavish the president with praise and excoriate his critics.