On Thursday night, Donald Trump identified on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show the network talent he trusts, including Hannity himself. The president then continued his attack on other Fox News personalities during the 40-minute interview.
“But the way they push — you know, the media is all on their side — when I say all, all but a little bit, including yourselves and some of the folks on Fox,” Trump said during a discussion of Democratic presidential candidates former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders. (It starts around the 3:45 mark in the video above.)
“You have some great people,” Trump said. “You have Rush [Limbaugh] — who’s doing, I hear, really well; he’s doing much better — and Mark Levin. We have a lot of support. You’d be amazed. We have a lot of support: The great Lou Dobbs. So many people we have as supporters outside of just our Fox News, which, you know, I have my own little difficulties with if you want to know the truth. They put people on that I think are inappropriate and say very, very false things and people don’t challenge them. I think they’re trying to be very politically correct or ‘fair and balanced,’ right, is the term? ‘Fair and balanced.’ But I think they hurt themselves, if you want to know the truth.”
Trump has repeatedly lashed out at Fox News for booking Democratic lawmakers and spokespeople and has also criticized a number of Fox News anchors and hosts by name. Most recently, he attacked Neil Cavuto for interviewing a political pundit who criticized Trump’s own presidential debate performances from the 2016 cycle. Trump falsely claimed Cavuto’s ratings are down in a second round of attacks.
The network has not commented on Trump’s repeated attacks.
Note: Rush Limbaugh, a conservative radio host praised by Trump during the riff on “Hannity,” does not work for Fox News, but Mark Levin and Lou Dobbs, in fact, do. Trump awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom during last month’s State of the Union address.