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 TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 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 StephanopoulosBrooke Baldwin to leave CNN Fauci: Stimulus bill needs to be passed for schools to reopen Coons blames McConnell for Trump acquittal: We needed 'more Republican courage' MORE and Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddTrudeau lauds Biden: 'It's great to see America reengage' Teachers union president: 'No perfect solution' to reopening schools Congressional Democrats say Trump acquittal was foregone conclusion MORE. Come on back," he said, adding that he and Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBill Gates: Goal of eliminating emissions by 2030 'completely unrealistic' Fox News's Chris Wallace praises Biden's discipline Klobuchar: Impeachment trial 'was about not hiding history' 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 BidenNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors Biden celebrates vaccine approval but warns 'current improvement could reverse' 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 SandersHouse Democrats pass sweeping .9T COVID-19 relief bill with minimum wage hike House set for tight vote on COVID-19 relief package On The Money: Democrats scramble to save minimum wage hike | Personal incomes rise, inflation stays low after stimulus burst MORE (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenExclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren Minimum wage setback revives progressive calls to nix Senate filibuster Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE (D-Mass.) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisDwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren To unite America, Biden administration must brace for hate 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."