Trump 'not happy' with Fox News: 'Wants to be politically correct all of a sudden'

President TrumpDonald John Trump Trump responds to calls to tear down monuments with creation of 'National Garden' of statues Trump: Children are taught in school to 'hate their own country' Trump accuses those tearing down statues of wanting to 'overthrow the American Revolution' MORE again took aim at Fox News on Tuesday, saying he's "not happy" with the network while arguing it "wants to be politically correct all of a sudden."

"I'm not happy with Fox at all," Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody.

"My base hates what Fox News is doing," he said before later adding that "Fox News wants to be politically correct all of a sudden."


"Roger Ailes would never have let this happen," Trump also said in reference to the late Fox News CEO and chairman, who passed away in 2017 after being ousted from the network one year earlier following an investigation into sexual harassment allegations.

The commentary from the president comes after he recently tweeted about Fox News, which was the only major cable news network to carry his campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., live, setting an all-time record for viewership on a Saturday night.

Trump is also set to appear in a Fox News town hall on Thursday night from Green Bay, Wis., hosted by Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Stagwell President Mark Penn says Trump is losing on fighting the virus; Fauci says U.S. 'going in the wrong direction' in fight against virus Trump dings CNN, 'Morning Joe' ratings as Tucker Carlson sets record The Hill's Morning Report - Republicans shift, urge people to wear masks MORE.


The president has both praised and been critical of the network in recent months. In August, for example, he wrote that Fox "isn't working for us anymore."

The criticism prompted a pointed rebuke from Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto during the closing monologue on his afternoon program "Your World."

“Mr. President, we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you,” Cavuto said at the time. “My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you. Just report on you.”

"It is called being fair and balanced, Mr. President, yet it is fair to say you’re not a fan when that balance includes stuff you don’t like to hear or facts you don’t like to have questioned," Cavuto added.

Fox News has led the cable news race for more than 18 years and had its highest-rated prime time in network history in 2019, averaging 2.5 million viewers per night.

This report was updated at 2:47 p.m.