President Donald Trump slammed Fox News reporters for covering the border wall talks, as he claimed that the outlet has “less understanding” than journalists at “fake news CNN & NBC.”
“Never thought I’d say this but I think [John Roberts] and [Gillian Turner] have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!” Trump tweeted, referring to two of the news network’s top correspondents.
“Look to final results! Don’t know how my poll numbers are so good, especially up 19% with Hispanics?” Trump continued, referring to a poll published earlier this month that found a growing number of Latino adults approved of Trump’s job performance.
The Marist Poll was released by PBS and NPR, and showed that some 50% of Latino adults agree with Trump being president, while only 39% have said that they approve the president’s job performance.
According to The Hill, Trump’s comments were unclear as to what coverage they were referring to. Roberts filled in for Fox News anchor Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.
The comments from Trump come only days after he signed a continuing resolution to temporarily reopen the government following a 35-day shutdown. The funding lapse was triggered after Congress failed to reach an agreement on a new spending bill.
Trump has repeatedly demanded that a long-term bill include funds for a border wall, which Democrats oppose. The President expressed doubts to The Wall Street Journal on Sunday that lawmakers could reach an agreement on the issue.
“I personally think it’s less than 50-50, but you have a lot of very good people on that board,” Trump told The Journal, adding that another shutdown is “certainly an option.”