Fox News is often deemed a mouthpiece for the Trump administration because of their positive coverage.
But after Trump got upset with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, calling her “fake news” for bringing up his attacks on John McCain, he appears to be retaliating against her colleagues.
In an interview that aired Friday, Bartiromo asked Trump about McCain, which appeared to annoy the president.
“I didn’t mention John McCain until you asked me a question about John McCain,” he said. “I could say I have no comment but that’s not me. But you shouldn’t have brought it up. Actually, I thought you weren’t suppose to bring it up but that’s OK. Fake news, every once and a while.”
On Friday, President Trump spoke on the South lawn. Afterwards, ABC News correspondent Jonathan Karl observed that the President was chilly to Fox News reporter John Roberts.
“Upset with Fox? Just now on the South Lawn, the President took questions from several reporters, but ignored
@johnrobertsFox, avoiding eye contact with him until he started walking away and glared at him,” Karl posted to Twitter.
In response, Roberts noted, “It was a rather chilly March morning….”
It was a rather chilly March morning…. https://t.co/mOiWfJxwGi
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) March 22, 2019