Fox News fans revolted after senior analyst Brit Hume smacked President Donald Trump for celebrating China's anniversary.
The president congratulated the People's Republic of China on the 70th anniversary of its founding, which prompted widespread criticism -- including a statement of disapproval from Hume.
This is gross. Celebrating a brutal dictatorship on its survival. https://t.co/AlXd2gZiow— Brit Hume (@Brit Hume)1569937971.0
That admonishment from the veteran broadcaster infuriated many Fox News viewers, who lashed out at Hume on Twitter.
@brithume Answer me this Brit, if trump pisses off Xi How can Trump then be effective in helping to bring an end… https://t.co/TgryEsd9Sv— ❌Deborah-UnTamed❌ 🇺🇸 (@❌Deborah-UnTamed❌ 🇺🇸)1569938300.0
@brithume I agree, but I genuinely believe that President Trump is working on Diplomacy and measures all of what he… https://t.co/ImG9e7Hxim— Debbe (@Debbe)1569938589.0
@brithume Considering that his trade policies are hurting China, this tweet has a veil of sarcasm attached to it— NASCRACKEN 🇺🇸🇨🇴🏁🏒🥅🥊🚨🥇🏆👍 (@NASCRACKEN 🇺🇸🇨🇴🏁🏒🥅🥊🚨🥇🏆👍)1569938272.0
@brithume 4D chess?— AndyO (@AndyO)1569938273.0
@brithume It’s not gross, it’s diplomatic— Robert Church (@Robert Church)1569938417.0
@brithume Yeah Diplomacy is Gross, trying to avoid a war with China is Gross, finding any excuse to bash Trump = Priceless— Jim Satala (@Jim Satala)1569938286.0
@brithume Give and take in business dealings. He trying to work on a trade deal. A tweet is a small give.— s (@s)1569938199.0
@brithume Get over yourself Brit. It's a negotiation tactic. People outside of DC would know it. Geeze.— Big Sky Born, Big City Bred (@Big Sky Born, Big City Bred)1569938255.0
@brithume Celebrating? Every freaking day the news drags this President, and there are NO WORDS to describe how co… https://t.co/fy5FpptH6q— Amber (@Amber)1569939625.0
@brithume Diplomacy. Carrot and stick.— Pistachio Dynamite. (@Pistachio Dynamite.)1569938466.0
@brithume You catch more flies with honey— Lil Waffle (@Lil Waffle)1569940110.0
@brithume You catch more bee's with honey than you do with vinegar.— rick snow (@rick snow)1569940186.0
@brithume Diplomacy level 10 Brit. Xi is the key to fair negotiations between our countries. A little pat on the ba… https://t.co/1yRPy43sjs— Zed(Parler: Zed)🇺🇸🎸🍺 (@Zed(Parler: Zed)🇺🇸🎸🍺)1569939233.0
@brithume Brit, have you had your coffee, yet? Love you, but you need to go back to bed!— Shirl (@Shirl)1569938660.0
@brithume Wow Brit, turning on your friend.— Aaron Roth (@Aaron Roth)1569938195.0
@brithume Not gross. Realpolitik. What’s gross was the mollycoddling of China which was the status quo ante Trump.… https://t.co/A5DM0yrJVD— elapresta (@elapresta)1569939391.0