Last Updated on December 9, 2019
President Donald Trump slammed Fox News as ‘pathetic’ in a tweet Monday morning, referencing the appearance on the network of anti-Trump figures like failed presidential candidate Eric Swalwell and Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island.
“Don’t get why @FoxNews puts losers on like @RepSwalwell (who got ZERO as presidential candidate before quitting), Pramila Jayapal, David Cicilline and others who are Radical Left Haters,” President Trump tweeted.
“The Dems wouldn’t let @FoxNews get near their bad ratings debates, yet Fox panders. Pathetic!”
Trump has previously clashed with Fox, starting with the overly aggressive debate moderation of former Fox host Megyn Kelly during the 2016 primary debates.
The president has also criticized Fox contributor Andrew Napolitano and former daytime host Shepard Smith over their opposition to his administration.
Shepard Smith, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump who was accused of sexual assault by a man who claims he awoke to find Smith in the same bed with him with his tongue down his throat, is resigning from Fox News amid a growing feud between him and Tucker Carlson.
This afternoon Smith released a statement explaining that he is resigning from Fox News effective immediately. Smith explains that he asked Fox News to be released from his contract so he can pursue other opportunities, and Fox News first asked him to stay before releasing him.
Smith’s departure comes months after Patrick Howley broke the accusations against Smith from a man who says he was molested by the former Fox News anchor.