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Trump again lashes out at Fox News: 'Not what it used to be'

President TrumpDonald TrumpCIA chief threatened to resign over push to install Trump loyalist as deputy: report Azar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments Justice Dept. argues Trump should get immunity from rape accuser's lawsuit MORE on Sunday renewed his attacks against Fox News over its recent polls, saying that the network favored by conservatives is "only getting worse."

Trump made the attack while contrasting surveys from Fox News and Rasmussen Reports on his approval rating. Rasmussen's daily tracking poll on Friday showed the president with a 50 percent approval rating among likely U.S. voters. Just 43 percent of voters said they approved of Trump's job performance in a Fox survey released earlier this month. 

"Rasmussen at 50%," Trump said on Twitter, before arguing that Fox News and its Sunday show "Media Buzz" were "only getting worse!"

He then cited the network's decision to hire former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileHarris selects Tina Flournoy as chief of staff: report Biden takes steps toward creating diverse Cabinet Donna Brazile emotional about Harris vice presidency: 'Grateful this moment has come' MORE as a contributor as an example of it not being what it "used to be." 

"So @donnabrazile gives Crooked Hillary the Questions, and now she’s on @FoxNews," he added in a separate tweet, referring to a controversy involving debate questions she sent Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMillennials and the great reckoning on race Biden chooses Amanda Gorman as youngest known inaugural poet Can Biden encompass the opposition he embodied? MORE during the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. 

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Brazile in response told Trump to focus on his job.

"Try to bring out the best in others and repent when you make mistakes. Seek forgiveness & strive for excellence," she added.

Trump has frequently railed against the media during his two-plus years in the White House, often referring to members of the press as "enemies of the people" and fake news. But until recently he's mainly reserved praise for Fox News and its hosts. 

He's repeatedly lashed out at the network over its polling over the past two months. He knocked the network last week after a survey showed him losing to former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenAzar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments House Democrats introduce measures to oppose Trump's bomb sale to Saudis On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE, Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisOn The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits Biden scolds Republicans for not wearing masks during Capitol attack Biden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs MORE (D-Calif.), Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders'Almost Heaven, West Virginia' — Joe Manchin and a 50-50 Senate Biden to seek minimum wage in COVID-19 proposal Former Sanders spokesperson: Progressives 'shouldn't lose sight' of struggling Americans during pandemic MORE (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenPorter loses seat on House panel overseeing financial sector OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Nine, including former Michigan governor, charged over Flint water crisis | Regulator finalizes rule forcing banks to serve oil, gun companies | Trump admin adds hurdle to increase efficiency standards for furnaces, water heaters DeVos mulled unilateral student loan forgiveness as COVID-19 wracked economy: memo MORE (D-Mass.) in hypothetical 2020 match-ups. 

"I don't know what's happening with Fox," he told reporters, adding that he doesn't "believe" the polls.

"Fox is different. There’s no question about it," he continued. 

The remarks prompted a rebuke from Fox News anchor Bret Baier, who said that the network had not "changed."

Howard Kurtz, the host of "Media Buzz," backed up Baier's assessment on Sunday, saying that the survey about 2020 match-ups was "very much in line" with other recent polls. 

He later defended the fairness of the network and his Sunday show in a tweet. 

"Trump just tweeted that @MediaBuzzFNC is getting worse, apparently because I defended a Fox 2020 poll," he said. "I happen to think we make every effort to be fair to a POTUS much maligned by the media."

The survey comparing 2020 Democrats to Trump was released the same week that his disapproval rating surged to a near record in a poll conducted by Fox, with 56 percent of respondents saying they disapproved of Trump's job performance. 

The survey found a 5 percentage point increase in Trump's disapproval from last month.

The Hill has requested comment from Fox News on Trump's latest comments.

This report was updated at 1:34 p.m.