President Trump has made it known that he regularly watches Fox News morning show “Fox & Friends,” often tweeting statistics and opinions minutes after they’re mentioned on air. He continued the habit on Tuesday.
Early this morning, Fox News ran the following story about 122 former Guantanamo detainees re-engaging in terrorism:
Former Gitmo detainee killed by a U.S. airstrike in Yemen; at least 122 former Gitmo detainees have re-engaged in terrorism pic.twitter.com/y9jb420fFZ
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 7, 2017
Trump sent the following tweet minutes later:
Trump inferred on his own that it was the Obama administration who released 122 prisoners, as Fox News cited an accurate stat that didn’t mention the former president.
Trump has often referred to CNN as “fake news,” ignored non-“Morning Joe” MSNBC programming and praised Fox News. Last month, Twitter went wild after media watch dogs called the president out for tweeting “Fox & Friends” statistics minutes after the news program aired.
This time, Trump tagged the morning show in his follow-up tweets.
Meanwhile, Trump appeared to respond to another morning show on Twitter on Tuesday. This time, he wasn’t so complimentary.
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski on Tuesday addressed reports of infighting in the Trump administration.
“Really serious infighting, jockeying for jobs to the point where everyone in that inner cadre from [Steve] Bannon on down, they’re so busy trying to either save their hides or get each other’s jobs that they don’t realize Rome is burning.”
Shortly after, Trump tweeted: “Don’t let the FAKE NEWS tell you that there is big infighting in the Trump Admin. We are getting along great, and getting major things done!”