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Wallace confronts Trump on 'mean tweets' about him and Fox News

Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSunday shows - White House COVID-19 response coordinator says US is 'turning the corner' House Republican: Cheney has 'failed' GOP conference Facebook oversight board member on Capitol rioters: Trump was 'egging them on' MORE confronted President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE about his tweets attacking Wallace, noting his history of tough interviews with both Republicans and Democrats.

Wallace noted that “some people” were surprised Trump agreed to the interview, “especially because of some of the mean tweets that you’ve said about me. 'Mike Wallace wannabe.' 'Nasty and obnoxious.'”

Wallace quipped that his son’s response to the latter tweet had been, “Nasty, no. Obnoxious, maybe.”

Wallace went on to point out his history of asking Democrats “probing questions” as well as Republicans, cutting to a clip of himself asking House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money: Inflation jumps at fastest pace since 2008 | Biden 'encouraged' on bipartisan infrastructure deal Overnight Health Care: CDC approves Pfizer vaccine for adolescents aged 12-15 | House moderates signal concerns with Pelosi drug pricing bill | Panel blasts COVID-19 response Biden 'encouraged' by meeting with congressional leaders on infrastructure MORE (D-Calif.) if her promotion of tourism in San Francisco’s Chinatown earlier in the year constituted downplaying the threat of the coronavirus.

Trump responded by praising Wallace’s father, the late “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace, as “one of the most talented journalists,” calling the younger Wallace “likewise a very talented person” but accusing him of being “toward the Democrat side.”

“Watch the James ComeyJames Brien ComeyThe FBI should turn off the FARA faucet Barr threatened to resign over Trump attempts to fire Wray: report 'Fox News Sunday' to mark 25 years on air MORE interview I did in December. You couldn’t do as tough an interview with Comey,” Wallace responded.

In the interview with the former FBI director, Wallace noted findings of “significant errors” in the the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act process under Comey, with Comey admitting fault and Wallace responding, “You make it sound like you’re a bystander [or] an eyewitness ... you were the director of the FBI while a lot of this was going on.”

“It just seems to me that you are very prone to be nice to the Democrats, and maybe I’m wrong about that, Chris,” Trump responded.