President Donald Trump on Thursday once again attacked the news media as the “real enemy of the people” even as he touted his own “relationship” with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Fox News reporter John Roberts called out the president for his rhetoric against the press — and he pointed out that many media reports were simply quoting Republican lawmakers who were angry that he refused earlier this week to say he trusted his own intelligence agencies more than Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“President Trump doubles down on his ‘fake news media – enemy of the people’ mantra for reporting that his meeting with Putin was widely panned by members of his own party,” Roberts wrote on Twitter. “That makes me an enemy of the state.”
President Trump doubles down on his “fake news media – enemy of the people” mantra for reporting that his meeting with Putin was widely panned by members of his own party. That makes me an enemy of the state. https://t.co/TrsfmVKJYj
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) July 19, 2018
Fox News fans who follow Roberts on Twitter were not sympathetic to his arguments, however, and attacked him for being a “fake news” reporter despite the fact that he works for Trump’s favorite cable news network.
Check out some of the responses below.
Go join CNN. Sorry your feelings are hurt but now you too are not reporting both sides of the argument. Look at the ridiculous media frenzy going on. To me that is the big story. Its absolutely insane.
— Rush2112 (@Rich_Brule) July 19, 2018
The Deplorables stand with @realDonaldTrump despite what the elite RINOs, closeted Never Trumpers and Fake MSM think.
— MAGA 🇺🇸 MAGA (@NYCMAGA) July 19, 2018
Well John Roberts only if you are a FAKE news reporter. 😏
— Linda Hauber (@Lindah77777) July 19, 2018
Are you fake news John? Cause that’s who is is referring to
— Jennifer Burke (@jennifer_jburke) July 19, 2018
The fake news media is the enemy of the people – none of their followers getting the truth – distructive and harmful to country.
— Karen (@kacee1115) July 19, 2018
This only applies to the many dishonest people in the media, are you one of them? I didn't think so but this makes me wonder.
— Scott B. (@talesoftopo) July 19, 2018
The media is out of control and needs to be reigned in. If I were the @POTUS I would stop the daily news briefings and reporters access to the WH. At this point, the media is America's #1 enemy.
— AWG (@Awg37027Awg) July 19, 2018
Members of his own party was shamed by media into following media's narrative. Media were so blind to Obama to ask tough questions.
— EKorthals (@ehkorth) July 19, 2018
You are right! A lot of Fox people went against him and it broke my heart!
— Laurie (@evensonlaurie) July 19, 2018