Trump laments Fox News ‘sure ain’t what it used to be’ after Martha MacCallum disappointed him

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President Trump took a shot at Fox News Tuesday, complaining that his once-favorite network “ain’t what it used to be.”

The president tweeted his displeasure over Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum’s interview with Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell who dropped out of the 2020 presidential race earlier this month.

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Swalwell, who will hear testimony from former counsel Robert Mueller Wednesday as a member of both the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees, was asked “softball questions” by MacCallum, Trump critiqued, adding that it was “too bad” for the network.

“Just watched Rep. Eric Swalwell be asked endless softball questions by @marthamaccallum on @FoxNews about the phony Witch Hunt,” Trump tweeted, taking a swipe at the Fox News host and the California Congressman she interviewed on “The Story with Martha MacCallum” Wednesday.

“He was just forced out of the Democrat Presidential Primary because he polled at ZERO. Fox sure ain’t what it used to be. Too bad!”

But the president didn’t leave things at that, firing off another tweet that plugged Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Later on “Hannity,” the prime time news host gave Republicans with a promised “tutorial” on how to question Robert Mueller on Wednesday.

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Despite his usually favorable coverage by Fox News, Trump has called the network out recently as was the case earlier this month in a series of tweets criticizing the network that “forgot the people who got them there.”

Trump accused Fox News of “now loading up with Democrats & even using Fake unsourced @nytimes a ‘source’ of information.”

He slammed the outlet for covering his Democratic presidential opponents back in May, saying ““Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems.”

“What’s going on with Fox, by the way? What’s going on there?” Trump asked after the network’s town hall with South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. “They’re putting more Democrats on than you have Republicans. Something strange is going on at Fox, folks! Something very strange!”

Frieda Powers


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