Trump thinks Fox News isn’t doing enough to promote his presidency

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( ) took his complaints about Fox News, his biggest bastion of on , to a new level Wednesday, claiming that the network “isn’t working for us anymore.”

“We have to start looking for a new News Outlet,” he tweeted on Wednesday, inadvertently lending credence to critics’ claims that Fox is akin to state-run TV.
Fox spokespeople declined to comment on the president’s attacks.
    Brit Hume, the network’s , replied to Trump and said “ isn’t supposed to for .”
    The president has lodged complaints about more than a dozen times this year, in what appears to be an intensifying pressure campaign to keep the network “in line,” so to speak.
    He typically hits the tweet button after watching on the network’s daytime newscasts, which are anchored by , Bret Baier, and Bill Hemmer.
    While some of the hours have a rightward bent, the anchors generally don’t the pro-Trump sycophancy that’s a signature feature of Fox’s programs.
    On Wednesday Trump said he had just watched Fox “heavily promoting the ” during Sandra Smith’s of DNC communications .
    Trump said Hinojosa was “spewing out whatever she wanted with zero pushback by ,” which, ironically, is what Trump often does during interviews with his Fox like , who has in his off-air also served as an to the president.
    Trump then listed off some of his previous grievances about Fox, including the existence of Shep Smith’s 3 p.m. newscast and the presence of commentators Donna Brazile and Juan Williams.
    He called Fox “HOPELESS & ” and said “they should go the way LEFT and I still find a way to Win – That’s what I do, Win. Too ! I don’t want to Win for myself, I only want to Win for the . The New @FoxNews is letting millions of down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet. Fox isn’t working for us anymore!”
    Just ago, Trump tweeted out promotion and praise for one of Fox’s pro-Trump hosts, Jeanine Pirro, who released another Democrat-bashing book on Tuesday. “Out today, go get it!” Trump said shortly after Pirro appeared on Fox to sell the book.
      Trump also routinely posts videos of Fox segments he likes and congratulations to the network for its ratings wins.
      Hinojosa responded to Trump’s tweet about her and said “Thanks for watching.”

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