Fox News fans were outraged on Saturday after the network's chief White House correspondent John Roberts tweeted about President Donald Trump spending his day golfing with Kid Rock.
The president went golfing on Saturday at his Trump International West Palm golf course. Trump has spend over fifty days of his presidency golfing at that course while vacationing at Mar-a-Lago.
While retweeting Kid Rock revealing himself in American flag pants while standing on a golf course with the commander-in-chief, Roberts noted that White House principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley had refused to reveal who was golfing with the president
.@hogangidley45 would not divulge who @realDonaldTrump was playing golf with today. https://t.co/PDCvhkLihv— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553379173.0
Fox News fans were livid with Roberts, who went into damage control mode while replying to complaints.
Here are some of his responses:
Well, you cared enough to tweet that you didn't care....... https://t.co/Kt4B1ZNnbC— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553379826.0
I actually thought it was pretty cool that he was playing golf with Kid Rock. I'm a big Kid Rock fan. And I was ma… https://t.co/t1kkZxiAmt— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553380545.0
Hmm....retweeting a Kid Rock tweet that he played golf with POTUS is "not healthy for our country".........uh......… https://t.co/saf08TiaqW— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553380817.0
@dvan1313 Just letting you in behind the curtain to say that a press aide wouldn't tell us that he was playing with… https://t.co/gh1pLWtjAi— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553381273.0
Next time I retweet, I will preface my comment with "HUMOR ALERT" https://t.co/tVB0GyYg3L— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553381532.0
@dvan1313 @hogangidley45 @realDonaldTrump Gawd....it was a joke!!!!— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553382029.0
Eventually, Roberts attempted a do-over.
Let me try this again: .@hogangidley45 would not divulge who @realDonaldTrump was playing golf with today.......mys… https://t.co/VzzAQ8JrtY— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553382566.0
But the complaints -- and replies -- continued.
It's just the facts.— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553383453.0
Sometimes the facts contradict a narrative, but facts are not innately negative. They're just.......facts..... https://t.co/cUZeGqpWQD— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553383627.0
This is a Twitter feed, not a newscast. But I promise never to tell a joke again. https://t.co/gmYGJgGUWv— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553383709.0
I'm just passing the time waiting for Barr to release the Mueller principal conclusions summary...... I don't have… https://t.co/RRORWeWlj9— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553385676.0
Ok...let's go back over this again. I wasn't on the air giving a "serious" report. I retweeted a tweet from Kid R… https://t.co/AugC86WUfP— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553385970.0
Because he is the President of the United States. The leader of the free world. I am not. What he says matters.… https://t.co/Lqp5HIgQUj— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553386036.0
Because I am having fun......(which I know is NOT allowed on a serious platform like Twitter) https://t.co/OYwDE0aoMS— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553386462.0
That actually wasn't a joke.......... https://t.co/6Yg68pzyZ2— John Roberts (@John Roberts)1553386764.0
Another great day on the links! Thank you to POTUS for having me and to EVERYONE at Trump International for being s… https://t.co/91vE5ztaLF— Kid Rock (@Kid Rock)1553378137.0