Dedicated Fox News viewers lashed out on Friday after the network's morning show, Fox & Friends ran a commercial calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
After the first 15 minutes of Friday's program, Fox & Friends tossed to a commercial financed by billionaire activist Tom Steyer.
"He's brought us to the brink of nuclear war," Steyer says in the ad. "Accused of obstructing justice at the FBI and violating the constitution by taking money from foreign governments and threatening to shut down news organizations that report the truth.
"If that isn't a case for impeaching and removing a dangerous president then what has our government become?" he asks. "People in Congress and his own administration know that this president is a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons. And they do nothing."
Trump reacted on Twitter by calling Steyer "wacky" and "totally unhinged."
Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer, who has been fighting me and my Make America Great Again agenda from beginning, never wins elections!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1509101916.0
Needless to say, fans of Fox News were also irate about the commercial. Some called for a boycott of Fox News, while others blamed communists and Jews for the ad.
Watch the video and read the tweets below.
Why is fox news running ads to impeach our POTUS ?— Ricky (@Ricky)1509099377.0
Just saw an #ImpeachTrump commercial on @foxandfriends. Does anyone think other networks would've run anti-Obama ads during his presidency?— Deplorable❌Warrior (@Deplorable❌Warrior)1509099742.0
Tom's commercial on impeachment is full of scare tactics & untruths. Libs are the corrupt & unstable ones. @foxandfriends @TomSteyer— Julie Hauser (@Julie Hauser)1509099781.0
What! @FoxNews - Are you seriously selling out and airing "Impeach" commercials. I'm doubting that the MSM are airing Pro-FOX commercials.— Richard Mendoza (@Richard Mendoza)1509100037.0
Are you kidding me @foxandfriends ??? What is with allowing the BS Tom Steyer Commercial 😡😡😡 @realDonaldTrump Dems are Nervous!— Roxx0505 🇺🇸 (@Roxx0505 🇺🇸)1509100744.0
why would @foxnews allow that ad from Tom Steyer to run on that network @foxandfriends ?— Douglas (@Douglas)1509107774.0
Comercials on Fox and friends to impeach our President? What is this? Is Fox losing it? I am getting pissed. Fox i am putting you on notice.— Lawrence King (@Lawrence King)1509107783.0
wow, fox just aired that commie Tom Steyer's Impeach ad ... hope fox got tons of his $ for it @foxandfriends— ™Maus© 2020 Contingent Elector (@™Maus© 2020 Contingent Elector)1509107870.0
Hey @FoxNews why the hell are you allowing impeachment ad to run? Do you need $ that bad? I'll be turning FOX OFF if I keep seeing this BS!— Smoke❌ (@Smoke❌)1509107884.0
WTH @FoxNews just ran Styer Ad for impeachment of Trump. Shame on Fox!— Tim (@Tim)1509107962.0
WTF?? Is @foxnews @foxandfriends @rupertmurdoch so damn desperate you took AD $ full of LIES from moron @TomSteyer?😡 @kilmeade @SteveDoocy— 𝓢𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓯𝓲𝓷𝓸𝓼🐘🇺🇸 (@𝓢𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓯𝓲𝓷𝓸𝓼🐘🇺🇸)1509108007.0
Who is Tom Steyer? And why is @FoxNews running such a offencive ad How can someone get on TV & call @POTUS mentally No respect for office— terry manual (@terry manual)1509108047.0
OMG, what's wrong w/ @FoxNews running "Need to Impeach"ad? Demons r guilty & panicking & you're supporting? @ainsleyearhardt @SteveDoocy— Bren G (@Bren G)1509108166.0
I like #FoxAndFriends but it really disappointed me 2 see such drivel like that @TomSteyer commercial-guess keeping the 🐑 scared is cool— 🗽🐘🇺🇸LJP🇺🇸 Parler: @Badcatt3 🇺🇸🦅✝️ (@🗽🐘🇺🇸LJP🇺🇸 Parler: @Badcatt3 🇺🇸🦅✝️)1509108249.0