Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem'

Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier on Tuesday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield for UN ambassador: reports Scranton dedicates 'Joe Biden Way' to honor president-elect Kasich: Republicans 'either in complete lockstep' or 'afraid' of Trump MORE’s attacks on the media are “a problem.”

“I think it's a problem. I don't love — that's a bad phrase. I think it's — we're all trying to do our job,” he said on CBS on Tuesday when asked about Trump calling mainstream media outlets “the enemy of the people.”


Trump has frequently referred to journalists as "enemies of the people" and accused outlets of promoting "fake news" for publishing articles that cast him in an unflattering light.

While the president has heaped praise on hosts of Fox News’s opinion shows, including Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityPalin responds to Obama: 'He is a purveyor of untruths' The evolution of cable TV news — after Donald Trump Fox News wins ratings week, while MSNBC touts daytime figures MORE and Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamThe evolution of cable TV news — after Donald Trump Fox News Channel confronts criticism from right-of-center viewers Momentum grows for Biden despite lack of projections MORE, the network’s news and polling divisions have recently come under fire after surveys showed Trump trailing some 2020 Democratic contenders.

“From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll. Whoever their Pollster is, they suck. But @FoxNews is also much different than it used to be in the good old days,” Trump tweeted earlier this month.

"I think it's part of the deal, as you guys know. Listen, we're trying to call balls and strikes. If we can do that every day — be fair to him but also cover the news fairly to all sides — that's what I'm trying to do," Baier said, adding that the network takes the broadsides "in stride."