Fox News fans revolted after Neil Cavuto pointed out that he and his colleagues don't actually work for President Donald Trump, who threatened to turn against the network over some unfavorable coverage earlier this week.
The president suggested he would turn his supporters against Fox News after a Democratic National Committee spokeswoman criticized him on the air without pushback from the network's host, but Cavuto insisted the network had an obligation to objectivity.
"First of all, Mr. President, we don’t work for you," Cavuto said. "I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you -- just report on you, to call balls and strikes on you."
"My job, Mr. President — our job — here is to keep the score," he added. "It’s not settle scores."
Many viewers were confused and outraged.
@JasonRademache2 I always liked Neil Cavuto, but I agree. He’s a democrat & it shows sometimes. So I’ve pretty much stopped watching him too— Lee (@Lee)1567182369.0
NEIL CAVUTO AND FOX NEWS HAVE GONE TO HELL, NEIL IS MAD AT TRUMP BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT COME ON HIS SHOW, BECAUSE HE… https://t.co/fb7WTBLWVE— paul m wagner (@paul m wagner)1567182312.0
@atensnut I totally agree. Neil Cavuto is even worse. Fox going downhill bigly.— DeplorableLinda (@DeplorableLinda)1567179708.0
@RealMattCouch Beside his family, is there anyone on earth who cares about Neil Cavuto? I stopped watching him 2 1/… https://t.co/L6ZeUu4HdG— Deplorable Ready (@Deplorable Ready)1567179212.0
"Neil Cavuto" Might I remind @FoxNews that YOU might have convenient amnesia but I don't and I can sure bet… https://t.co/gjraYTOLhl— PresidentElect Still Deplorable AgentMom🇺🇸 (@PresidentElect Still Deplorable AgentMom🇺🇸)1567179036.0
Guarantee Neil cavuto never gets an interview with donald j trump— (Julie)Michigan for Trump⭐⭐⭐ (@(Julie)Michigan for Trump⭐⭐⭐)1567178954.0
"Neil Cavuto" @TeamCavuto @FoxNews can dish it out but they can't take it when Trump fights back! I got news for… https://t.co/ZHO8UCrZmp— PresidentElect Still Deplorable AgentMom🇺🇸 (@PresidentElect Still Deplorable AgentMom🇺🇸)1567178860.0
"Neil Cavuto" is this weeks liberal poster boy.— Charles Saporito (@Charles Saporito)1567178857.0
Someone tell Neil Cavuto that the majority of us understood what @realDonaldTrump meant. Conservatives have relied… https://t.co/t2jxTk16T7— Hopeful Again (@Hopeful Again)1567178830.0
Do I really want to see why Neil Cavuto is trending? I usually change the channel when Cavuto and Shep are on. Ma… https://t.co/xxZV5CwQUX— Ugly Trump Chump (@Ugly Trump Chump)1567181681.0