President Donald Trump praised one dozen Fox News personalities by name during a campaign rally where he repeatedly bashed the rest of the press corps.
Earlier in the day, Trump had bashed the network after the release of a Fox News poll showing 51% of the country want to see Trump impeached and removed from office.
“A new high of 51 percent wants Trump impeached and removed from office, another 4 percent want him impeached but not removed, and 40 percent oppose impeachment altogether,” Fox News reported. “In July, 42 percent favored impeachment and removal, while 5 percent said impeach but don’t remove him, and 45 percent opposed impeachment.”
“From the day I announced I was running for President, I have never had a good Fox News poll. Whoever their pollster is, they suck,” Trump tweeted.
Trump singled out former Judge Andrew Napolitano for criticism.
…Court Justice & I turned him down (he’s been terrible ever since), Shep Smith, @donnabrazile (who gave Crooked Hillary the debate questions & got fired from @CNN), & others, @FoxNews doesn’t deliver for US anymore. It is so different than it used to be. Oh well, I’m President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2019
Later in the day, The New York Times reported that Attorney General Bill Barr had met with Fox News founder Rupert Murdoch.
AG Barr met with Rupert Murdoch as Trump airs his grievances with Fox News on Twitter: report
— Raw Story (@RawStory) October 10, 2019
By the time of Trump’s rally, he seemed once again happy with the network.
He singled out multiple personalities at Fox News — which has been criticized for practically being state media — for praise during his campaign rally.
A list of Fox hosts Trump has praised tonight:
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) October 11, 2019
Trump's rally has bizarrely turned into an extended tribute to Fox News. Here he is shouting out just about every host by name. pic.twitter.com/dhPfKLDneW
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2019