Trump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox

Trump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE targeted Fox News late Tuesday while tweeting praise for its late chairman, Roger Ailes.

Trump swiped at the network in multiple tweets for having Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileHow Biden decided on Harris Trump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox Trump complains Fox News is 'doing nothing to help' him get reelected MORE, a former Democratic National Committee chair, as a contributor.

“She gets fired by @CNN for giving Crooked Hillary the debate questions, and gets hired by @FoxNews. Where are you Roger Ailes?” Trump initially tweeted.

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He was referring to an incident in 2016 when it was revealed that Brazile passed town hall topics to 2016 Democratic presidential contender Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden, Harris make first public appearance as running mates Trump campaign spox rips GOP congressman over rejection of QAnon conspiracy Biden hits back after Trump's attacks on Harris MORE's campaign. Brazile later called her decision a "mistake."

The president also retweeted multiple posts Tuesday night that were critical of the network for having Brazile as a contributor. Brazile joined Fox News as a contributor last year.

Trump critics quickly pounced on the president's tweet about Ailes, noting that the former Fox chairman, who had been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, has been dead for three years.

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“President Cognitive Ability inquires about the whereabouts of Roger Ailes,” conservative lawyer and vocal Trump critic George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayTrump donations to Harris attorney general campaign gain renewed attention after VP announcement Webb: Lincoln versus Lincoln Project Lincoln Project expands GOP target list, winning Trump ire MORE tweeted, appearing to reference Trump’s frequent boasts about his mental faculties.

Brazile also hit back, suggesting that Trump was not supporting U.S. troops in light of recent reports of Russia paying Taliban-linked groups to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan.

“Mr President, will you back our troops or stand with you pal Putin? Read my lips: Our country deserves better,” she tweeted. 

Trump later clarified: “I know better than anyone that my friend Roger Ailes died 3 years ago, just look at what happened to @FoxNews. We all miss Roger!!!”

Trump has generally seen favorable coverage on Fox News, though the president has recently knocked the network for conducting polls that showed him trailing former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE

"I'm not happy with Fox at all," Trump said in an interview earlier this month

"My base hates what Fox News is doing," he said, asserting that the network "wants to be politically correct all of a sudden."