The chief political anchor for Fox News, Bret Baier, on Tuesday said on air that President Donald Trump attacking the media is a problem.
“I think it’s a problem. I don’t love — that’s a bad phrase. I think it’s — we’re all trying to do our job,” he said on CBS on Tuesday when asked about Trump calling mainstream media outlets “the enemy of the people.”
Trump on several occasions referred to journalists as “enemies of the people” accusing the media of promoting “fake news” for publishing articles that are negative for him.
The Hill reports that while the President has heaped praise on hosts of Fox News’s opinion shows, including Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, the network’s news and polling divisions have recently come under fire after surveys showed Trump trailing some 2020 Democratic contenders.
“From the day I announced I was running for President, I have NEVER had a good @FoxNews Poll. Whoever their Pollster is, they suck. But @FoxNews is also much different than it used to be in the good old days,” Trump tweeted earlier this month.
“I think it’s part of the deal, as you guys know. Listen, we’re trying to call balls and strikes. If we can do that every day — be fair to him but also cover the news fairly to all sides — that’s what I’m trying to do,” Baier said, adding that the network takes the broadsides “in stride”.