President Donald Trump sent Fox News a message Wednesday that he would not tolerate watching hosts on his favorite TV network go easy on Democrats.
The president threw a tantrum on Twitter after Fox News anchor Sandra Smith hosted Democratic National Committee communications director Xochitl Hinojosa to discuss ― amicably ― the 2020 Democratic presidential debates.
“Just watched Fox News heavily promoting the Democrats through their DNC Communications Director, spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback by anchor, Sandra Smith,” the president tweeted. “The New Fox News is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us anymore!”
Trump for years has enjoyed a symbiotic relationship with the conservative news network, with talking points flowing back and forth between the president and Fox personalities, often within minutes. But lately, when Trump sees something he doesn’t like, he publicly lambasts the network and demands that it change its messaging to cater to his tastes.
In this case, he became irate after Hinojosa was allowed to say things like, “If you’re looking at recent polling, most of the top-polling candidates, head-to-head, would beat Donald Trump, especially in those battleground states.”
Rather than berate Hinojosa, Smith engaged in a normal back and forth conversation about the debates:
For Trump, smiling and giggling with a Democrat on Fox News would not do.
“HOPELESS & CLUELESS! They should go all the way LEFT,” the president angrily tweeted.
Fox News didn’t immediately respond to calls for comment from HuffPost.