Fox News host hits back at Trump over Chris Wallace criticism: 'Enough'

 

A Fox News host fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Anderson Cooper: Trump's Bubba Wallace tweet was 'racist, just plain and simple' Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE on Sunday after the president took aim at Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceDC delegate: Congress took up police reform due to 'impatience in the streets' Activist: Stop vilifying protesters and try to understand why they are fighting Ex-CDC director: 'No doubt' coronavirus 'has the upper hand' MORE, host of "Fox News Sunday."

Jedediah Bila, weekend co-host of "Fox & Friends," criticized Trump for his "3rd grade name-calling," adding that Wallace "is doing his job."

"Enough with the 3rd grade name-calling. Chris is doing his job. The news should not be any president’s friend, ally, or buddy. If it bothered you when Obama complained about Fox News, but you’re silent on this complete nonsense, then just stop," she tweeted Sunday afternoon. "Seriously. Enough."

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Trump is known to be a fan of "Fox & Friends" and frequently tweets about segments from the show's broadcasts. A spokesperson for the network did not immediately return a request for comment.

The president had lashed out earlier in the day at Wallace, referring to him as a "Mike Wallace wannabe" in a tweet referring to Chris Wallace's father, the legendary CBS journalist.

"Just watched Mike Wallace wannabe, Chris Wallace, on @FoxNews. I am now convinced that he is even worse than Sleepy Eyes Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddTrump dings CNN, 'Morning Joe' ratings as Tucker Carlson sets record Cuomo: Trump administration 'in denial' about coronavirus 'problem' Arkansas governor urges 'consistent national message' on wearing masks 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!" he wrote.

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The Fox News host has responded in the past to criticism from Trump that referred to his father, telling a panel discussion in February, “One of us has daddy issues, and it isn’t me."

Bila's tweet came not long after she announced that she had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. 

"I know I’ve been a little MIA. I’m actually at home recovering from Covid-19," she wrote on Instagram last week. "I’m very much on the mend, so please don’t worry."