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

Fox News’s Brit Hume hit back at President Trump on Monday after he criticized the network for hosting a town hall with South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

“Say this for Buttigieg. He’s willing to be questioned by Chris Wallace, 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.

{mosads}”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 Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Bernie Sanders (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.

Tags Amy Klobuchar Bernie Sanders Chris Wallace Donald Trump Fox News Pete Buttigieg

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