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Trump blasts Chris Wallace, asks 'what the hell is happening' to Fox News

 

President TrumpDonald TrumpNYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG Arizona GOP censures top state Republicans McCain, Flake and Ducey Biden and UK prime minister discuss NATO, multilateralism during call MORE lashed out at Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace: This was best inaugural address I've ever heard Fox News's DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire Arkansas governor: Intelligence on state capitol protests 'not to the level that I'm bringing out the National Guard' MORE on Sunday, calling the "Fox News Sunday" host a "Mike Wallace wannabe," a reference to Chris Wallace's late father.

In a tweet following the program's episode on Sunday, Trump quipped that it was a "new ballgame" at Fox News, his latest insinuation that the network's coverage of his presidency has turned negative.

"Just watched Mike Wallace wannabe, Chris Wallace, on @FoxNews," Trump tweeted. "I am now convinced that he is even worse than Sleepy Eyes Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddFauci tells Maddow he was 'blocked' from going on show under Trump admin Officials brace for second Trump impeachment trial House GOP lawmaker: Trump 'put all of our lives at risk' MORE of Meet the Press(please!), or the people over at Deface the Nation. What the hell is happening to @FoxNews. It’s a whole new ballgame over there!" 

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It was unclear whether any specific remarks by Wallace during Sunday's episode of "Fox News Sunday" had earned the president's ire. A representative from Fox News declined to comment but pointed to Wallace's past responses to the president's criticism and references to his father, the veteran CBS News journalist.

"To which my reaction is always: One of us has a daddy problem, and it’s not me," Wallace quipped in response when asked about Trump's tweets during a panel discussion.

The president has attacked the network numerous times over the past year, in February tweeting in response to the network after a guest compared former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's debate performances in the Democratic primary to those of Trump himself.

In August, the president complained that the network was "only getting worse" in a tweet specifically targeting "Media Buzz," which is hosted by Howard Kurtz.