Fox's Cavuto reads viewers' posts slamming him over Trump, Stormy Daniels commentary

Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Friday responded to online outrage after he scolded President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems MORE for issuing contradictory statements about an alleged 2016 payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels.

In a segment on his Fox News show, Cavuto read aloud a series of social media reactions to his on-air commentary, in which he accused the president of "muddying the waters" of the controversy surrounding Daniels and her reported affair with Trump.

"Neil you proved today that you are a leftist liberal and a moron. I will no longer listen to your show. Ciao!" one post said. 


"You just lost millions of Trump supporters today with your little rant on your president today Neil," another read. "Enjoy your low ratings!"

"We all know Trump isn't perfect but damn. Way to pile on," one user wrote. "Maybe we should go back and examine every word that comes out of your mouth."

Cavuto responded to the criticism, insisting that he was simply calling Trump out for his contradictory claims.

"I'm not here to provide lessons, just facts. Just like I've always said, words matter, and yes, tweets matter," Cavuto said. "All I'm saying is the president should be very careful calling anyone else being fake."

Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for Trump, said on Wednesday in an interview on Fox News that the president had reimbursed his longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, for a $130,000 payment to Daniels days before the 2016 presidential election.

Giuliani's comments contradicted Trump's previous claims that he knew nothing of the payment to Daniels, which was intended to keep her from going public with allegations that she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

Trump had previously said that he had no knowledge of the payment to Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, and that he did not know where Cohen got the money to pay the adult-film star.