Fox's Brit Hume fires back at Trump's criticism of the channel

Fox News's Brit Hume hit back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE on Monday after he criticized the network for hosting a town hall with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPeter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegOmar: Biden not the candidate to 'tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have' Seven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa Democrats go all out to court young voters for 2020 MORE.

"Say this for Buttigieg. He’s willing to be questioned by Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceAmash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 Trump labels GOP challengers the 'Three Stooges' Pompeo: Taliban talks are dead 'for the time being' MORE, something you’ve barely done since you’ve been president," Hume tweeted, quoting Trump's initial criticism.

"Oh, and covering candidates of both parties is part of the job of a news channel."

Trump blasted the network Sunday night for "wasting airtime" by covering Buttigieg and other 2020 Democratic candidates.

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"Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him," the president tweeted, referring to Buttigieg and the Fox News host.

"They forgot the people who got them there. Chris Wallace said, 'I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance...fascinating biography.' Gee, he never speaks well of me - I like Mike Wallace better...and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!" Trump added, doubling down on his comparison of the mayor to Mad magazine character Alfred E. Neuman.

Buttigieg and Sens. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharSeven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa MSNBC 'Climate in Crisis' special draws 1.3M viewers in 8 pm timeslot The two most important mental health reforms the Trump administration should consider MORE (D-Minn.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersOmar: Biden not the candidate to 'tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have' Seven takeaways from a busy Democratic presidential campaign weekend in Iowa Democrats go all out to court young voters for 2020 MORE (I-Vt.) have participated in events on Fox News despite the Democratic National Committee announcing in March that it would not allow Fox News to host any of its presidential primary debates this cycle because of its close ties to the White House.