President Donald Trump blasted Fox News on Sunday for airing a town hall with Democratic prospect Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.
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Trump said he could not think the network was “wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him.”
… who got them there. Chris Wallace said, “I actually think, whether you like his viewpoints or not, that Mayor Pete has a great deal of substance … interesting bio.” Gee, he never speaks well of me – I like Mike Wallace much better … and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
Brit Hume of Fox News responded by tweeting that a minimum of Buttigieg was “going to be questioned by Chris Wallace, something you’ve hardly done given that you have actually been president. Oh, and covering prospects of both parties becomes part of the task of a news channel.”
State this for Buttigieg. He’s willing to be questioned by Chris Wallace, something you’ve hardly done given that you have actually been president. Oh, and covering candidates of both celebrations is part of the task of a news channel. https://t.co/D8yQE2kfYF
— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 20, 2019
In addition to assaulting Fox News for its Buttigieg special, the president also tweeted twice about his own interview, also on Fox News, that was airing at the time.
Here’s a short clip of Buttigieg that was published to his Twitter feed:
Although a few of these hosts are not always there in good faith, I think a great deal of people tune into this network in good faith.
Whether it’s going on Fox or going into locations where Democrats haven’t been seen much, we have to find individuals where they are– not alter our worths. pic.twitter.com/xNHoD0uzE4
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) Might 20, 2019
Buttigieg, a 37- year-old voted “more than likely to be president” as a high school senior, speaks a half-dozen languages, graduated from Harvard, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and served in Afghanistan with the Navy Reserve.