Bret Baier calls out Trump for lashing out at Fox News polls: 'Fox has not changed'

Fox News host Bret Baier on Monday called out President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE over his continued criticism of the network's polling, rejecting the claim that the results indicated that something had "changed" at the network. 

The comments from Baier came just a day after Trump lambasted Fox News over a new poll showing him losing to four Democratic presidential candidates in hypothetical 2020 match-ups. 

"I don't know what's happening with Fox," Trump said Sunday before asserting that the network favored by conservatives had "changed." 

“OK, well, Fox has not changed," Baier said on Fox News's "Special Report," pointing out that the network's news branch conducts polls and that the result of the latest survey "matches what we are seeing out there."

He then appeared to send a direct invite to the president to appear on his daily news program, noting that Trump had agreed to interviews with ABC and NBC earlier this year. 

"Mr. President, we’ve invited you on 'Special Report' many times. We’d love to have you back on. You’ve talked to George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosSunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate Cruz on reported Kavanaugh allegations: There's nobody Democrats don't want to impeach Klobuchar: Investigation into Kavanaugh 'a sham' MORE and Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddBooker dismisses early surveys: 'If you're polling ahead right now, you should worry' O'Rourke's debate moment reignites gun debate on Sunday shows Liz Cheney says world is more stable, 'safer' under Trump MORE. Come on back," he said, adding that he and Fox News anchor 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 cover the news "fair, balanced and unafraid.”

Trump has repeatedly decried the news media during his two-plus years in the White House, often referring to it as "fake news" and the "enemy of the people," but he mainly reserved praise for Fox News until recently. 

In July, he lashed out at the network after it released a poll showing him losing to former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden bemoans white supremacy in remarks at civil rights movement site Gun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate MORE in a hypothetical 2020 match-up. 

"Fox News is at it again," he tweeted. "So different from what they used to be."

He reiterated that criticism just days after a new survey from Fox showed him losing to Biden, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Gun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' MORE (D-Calif.). 

"Fox has changed. My worst polls have always been from Fox," he said. 

Trump has also attacked multiple network personalities recently. He claimed earlier this month that watching "fake news CNN" was better than watching anchor Shepard Smith. 

On Sunday, he lashed out at Fox News political analyst Juan Williams, saying the commentator was "nasty." 

Baier pushed back, tweeting Monday night that Williams was a "solid guy" and "good friend."