Apparently even Fox News is not immune to charges of “fake news” by President Donald Trump: The president tweeted on Monday morning that the network’s chief White House correspondent John Roberts and Washington correspondent Gillian Turner have “less understanding” than “fake news” reporters at CNN and NBC.
While Trump has often criticized the press, both during his presidential campaign and in his first two years in the Oval Office, Fox News has been spared from his claims of “fake news.”
Trump has often granted interviews to Fox News personalities including Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Jeanine Pirro and the hosts of Fox & Friends. During one of his final rallies leading to the 2018 midterm election, Trump invited Hannity and Pirro on stage for speaking roles.
But on Monday, Roberts and Turner apparently sparked the ire of the president with their coverage of his border wall negotiations and the government shutdown — though Trump did not elaborate as to what their inaccuracies were.