Fox News reporter John Roberts was on the receiving end of an angry glare from President Donald Trump, who has been publicly decrying the direction the network has been taking since it suspended host Jeanine Pirro for making bigoted remarks against Muslim women who wear hijab.
During an impromptu question-and-answer session with White House reporters on Friday, Trump pointedly ignored Roberts' questions and then glared at him as he walked away from the media gaggle.
Roberts, confirming that he'd gotten negative vibes from the president when trying to ask questions, wrote on Twitter that "it was a rather chilly March morning..."
It was a rather chilly March morning.... https://t.co/mOiWfJxwGi— John Roberts (@John Roberts) 1553264096.0
Roberts was immediately bombarded by angry Trump supporters who accused him of trying to pick fights with the president and said his behavior reminded them of CNN's Jim Acosta, who is widely loathed by Trump fans who see him as a liberal grandstander.
Read some of the angry reactions below.
@johnrobertsFox That's what Fox News deserves after firing Judge Janine due to pressure from terror affiliated CAIR… https://t.co/Tu7X9ArmDm— Kevin Shaw (@Kevin Shaw) 1553264875.0
@johnrobertsFox Haha ...Fox is going downhill— Agent Covfefe...President Elect (@Agent Covfefe...President Elect) 1553264324.0
@johnrobertsFox Maybe @realDonaldTrump now realize that u r not his friend. U don’t have his best interest, a lot of ppl see this.— RingDebbie (@RingDebbie) 1553265722.0
@johnrobertsFox Really John?? Not getting called on anymore? Just more evidence that Fox is singing a new tune.— Jill 🧚♂️ (@Jill 🧚♂️) 1553264527.0
@johnrobertsFox it is a real shame that Fox has been taken over by the left: Disney+Murdoch sons+Kamal. I am not ha… https://t.co/KlcxSKZ62I— ❌paulapaula1526❌ (@❌paulapaula1526❌) 1553265543.0