Fox News to Trump: “We don’t work for you.”
“Fake is when it’s wrong, Mr. President. Not when it’s unpleasant.”Neil Cavuto, Fox News
Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto strongly criticized Trump on Thursday after Trump tweeted that “Fox isn’t working for us anymore” in a series of tweets.
Cavuto responded, “First of all, Mr. President, we don’t work for you. I don’t work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you or rip you, just report on you. Call balls and strikes on you. My job, Mr. President, our job here, is to keep the scores, not settle scores.”
“It is called being fair and balanced, Mr. President, yet it is fair to say you’re not a fan when that balance includes stuff you don’t like to hear or facts you don’t like to have questioned,” Cavuto continued.
Cavuto then listed things which have been fact-checked and proven wrong, including: a top Trump trade adviser calling tariffs a “wonderful thing,” Trump saying Mexico would pay for a wall on the southern border, Trump flip-flopping on gun background checks, and Trump publicly calling into question the conclusion of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia interfered in the 2016 election.
“These aren’t fake items, they’re real items and you really said them,” Cavuto stated.
“Just like you never paid to silence a porn star until it turns out you did,” Cavuto said as a photo of Stormy Daniels was displayed.
“Hard as it is to fathom, Mr. President, just because you’re the leader of the free world, doesn’t entitle you to a free pass, just a free press. Goodnight,” Cavuto finished.
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