It’s no secret that most in the mainstream media don’t like President Trump.
But does Fox News fall into that camp?
It could, if President Trump has anything to say about it.
After Speaker of the House Pelosi appeared on Fox News for a lengthy interview, the president warned that Fox News and Chris Wallace “are on a bad path.”
This isn’t his first scuffle with the media this week.
President Trump even called out long-time conservative staple Matt Drudge (Drudge Report) for posting increasingly left-leaning headlines.
During her interview on Fox News, Pelosi said she graded Trump an “F” for his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More details on Trump’s review of Nancy’s interview below:
While media reporters have tried to debate President Trump instead of report the news, Chris Wallace left many of Nancy Pelosi's statements unchallenged.
Perhaps this is part of the reason Trump was so agitated with the network.
According to The Hill, Trump fretted that the network is on "a bad path:"
President Trump criticized Fox News and host Chris Wallace on Sunday, saying they are “on a bad path” after Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appeared on “Fox News Sunday” for the first time since 2017.
The president in a tweet also called the Speaker “an inherently ‘dumb’ person.”
“She wasted all of her time on the Impeachment Hoax,” he tweeted, referring to Pelosi.
“She will be overthrown, either by inside or out, just like her last time as ‘Speaker,’” he added. “Wallace & @FoxNews are on a bad path, watch!”
Fox announced last week that Pelosi would appear on its Sunday morning political talk show to "discuss the current state of the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic, negotiations to revive the small business loan program and much more."
During her “Fox News Sunday” appearance, the Speaker said Trump "gets an F" on coronavirus testing. She also said National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci’s testing recommendation “hasn’t been done.”
Pelosi has been on television multiple times this week, even as funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has run out.
She was widely criticized for an appearance on late night television where she showed off her $20,000 refrigerator stocked to the brim with food.
Meanwhile, many Americans are struggling to find necessary items on empty grocery store shelves.
This isn't the first time President Trump has been openly critical of Fox News.
The president is known to have multiple televisions on at the same time with coverage airing from all the different networks.
Fox News has faced mounting criticism from some conservative circles that it appears to be slowly taking more of a left-wing tilt.
Newsweek has more details on Trump's comments, as well as Wallace's response:
Trump also called out his favorite cable news channel Fox News last Sunday over unfavorable coverage. "Just watched Mike Wallace wannabe, Chris Wallace, on Fox News. I am now convinced that he is even worse than Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Meet the Press (please!), or the people over at Deface the Nation," the president tweeted. "What the hell is happening to Fox News. It's a whole new ballgame over there!"
The president's remarks last week were not the first time he has publicly criticized Wallace or complained about Democrats being featured on the network. Last month, Trump claimed that Fox News' decision to interview members of the Democratic Party signaled the "beginning of the end" for the network. He also attacked Wallace and insisted he should be on "Fake News CNN or MSDNC."
Wallace responded to the attacks at the time by saying that such criticism from the president merely indicates that he's doing his job. "I have been in the business for half a century and I have been attacked by all sides," the host said.
Ever since President Trump began his daily pressers covering the COVID-19 crisis, his approval ratings started rising.
Networks such as CNN and MSNBC began cutting away from the briefings. In some instances, some liberals have called the networks to ban the briefings altogether.
To date, Fox News remains the only network to cover the daily pressers from beginning to end.