President Trump is still ringing about Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg and doubled down on his criticisms of Fox News after the network hosted him for a town hall.
As BizPac Review reports, Trump spoke to a crowd in Montoursville, Pennsylvania on Monday night where asked what was happening with the network: “What’s going on with Fox, by the way? What’s going on there?. They’re putting more Democrats on than you have Republicans. Something strange is going on at Fox, folks!”
“Something very strange!” the president added.
He continued: “Did you see this guy last night? I did want to watch — you always have to watch the competition, if you call it that — and he was knocking the hell out of Fox! And Fox put him on. Somebody’s going to have to explain the whole Fox deal to me.”
Trump’s remarks were a reference to Buttigieg openly criticizing two Fox News hosts, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, by name during his town hall on their network.
“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade took issue with the insults and addressed them during his own morning segment. “Don’t hop on our channel and continue to put down the other hosts on the channel, or the channel,” he said. ” If you feel that negative about it, don’t come.”
On Sunday night, during the town hall, the president tweeted that Fox News was “wasting airtime” on the Democratic candidate.
“Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him,” Trump said in a tweet on Sunday. “Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems. They got dumped from the Democrats boring debates, and they just want in. They forgot the people who got them there.”
He continued: “Chris Wallace said, ‘I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance…fascinating biography.’ Gee, he never speaks well of me – I like Mike Wallace better…and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!”