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 (@johnrobertsFox) March 22, 2019
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.
That's what Fox News deserves after firing Judge Janine due to pressure from terror affiliated CAIR. In one week, Fox fires Judge Janine, hires Donna Brazil and puts RINO Paul Ryan on the board. Time for people like me to dump Fox News and turn to BlazeTV.
— Kevin Shaw (@CenTexKev) March 22, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Haha …Fox is going downhill
— Agent Covfefe (@CovfefeAgent) March 22, 2019
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) March 22, 2019
Really John?? Not getting called on anymore? Just more evidence that Fox is singing a new tune.ADVERTISEMENT
— Jill 🧚♂️ (@jlizkm) March 22, 2019
Oh get over yourself! I just listened to an interview with @MariaBartiromo
You won't be called on Everytime. It was a five min. Q and A.
— me (@cadMack1) March 22, 2019ADVERTISEMENT
Come on John, don’t go there, you’re better than that! Please don’t start acting like Acosta, it’s not you.
— Defund NPR PBS & NEA (@Jarjarbug) March 22, 2019
Hey, I too used to respect your work. In fact, I would defend you saying you were one of the few classy ones…
Turns out TDS is strong in this one
— JohnnyApollo (@ImJohnnyApollo) March 22, 2019
it is a real shame that Fox has been taken over by the left: Disney+Murdoch sons+Kamal. I am not happy either. I now don't watch my once go to new. @OANN is now my go to news network.ADVERTISEMENT
— 100%deplorable Christian conservative (@PaulaPaula1526) March 22, 2019