The longest government shutdown had an unintended consequence, a war between President Donald Trump and the hosts of his all-time favorite TV program --
In what many viewers saw as a very shocking move, Mr. Trump was lectured by
Kilmeade said the President is too focused on what the media thinks of him instead of zooming on what should be his top priority -- the American people.
Kilmeade more or less announced the honeymoon was over by saying: “I do think the president cares way too much about people in the media. He’s president. He’s not a candidate. He’s got to make some tough decisions, and he’s not an absolute monarch.”
He went on to say: “There are times when you have leverage, and there are times you don’t, and this was a time he did not have maximum leverage. After 35 days, he has basically three weeks to get what he wants and let’s see what happens.”
Trump, who once called Fox News the most reliable news network, took to Twitter to hit back at the TV personalities.
The former reality TV star tweeted: “Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC! Look to final results! Don’t know how my poll numbers are so good, especially up 19% with Hispanics?”
The heated exchange continued with Fox News anchor Julie Banderas getting in the mix with a series of messages where she lashed out at the President for insulting her colleagues.
Banderas, who is often seen on
The reporter claimed: “This is NOT right. They don’t deserve this. No reporter does. They are doing their jobs and reporting the facts.”
She went on to say: “Our jobs are not meant to please others. But the office of the @POTUS ought not to be the one lashing out. That’s not how this country works. That’s not how Freedom of the Press works. ... Bullying journalists is not Presidential. Period.”
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