Fox News contributor Jonah Goldberg is characterizing members of Congress as a "parliament of pundits" who just want to "secure their position on 'Morning Joe' or 'Fox & Friends.'"
Goldberg offered the remark in an interview with The New York Times for a feature on outgoing House Speaker 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 (R-Wis.) that was published Tuesday.
The story by the Times's national correspondent, Mark Leibovich, said that a number of Republican lawmakers seek to get on Fox News in the hope of defending the president — and having Trump see it.
The story includes an anecdote by Ryan that President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Biden's Supreme Court reform study panel notes 'considerable' risks to court expansion Bennie Thompson not ruling out subpoenaing Trump MORE once called him right after an appearance on "Fox & Friends" to tell him he "looked good."
"The president saw me on ‘Fox & Friends,’ ” Ryan told Leibovich. “He said he thought I looked good.”
“That happens to me a lot,” Ryan shared.
Trump was also a regular on "Fox & Friends" for years before jumping into the political arena in 2015.
The weekly interview, which launched in 2011, was called "Monday Mornings with Trump"