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

 

President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' MORE lashed out at Fox News anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceBret Baier confirms his 'concerns' about Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary Rittenhouse says Biden defamed his character Surgeon general warns of uptick in COVID-19 cases as cold weather arrives 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 ToddHealth officials warn against jumping to conclusions on omicron Cohen says Weisselberg not 'key' to Trump case Cohen says Trump will lose if he runs in 2024 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.