Fox News host Neil Cavuto tore into President Donald Trump on Tuesday night for Trump’s continued social-media missives that targeted the news media and members of his own administration in recent days.
“Mr. President, it’s not the fake news media that’s your problem,” Cavuto said. “It’s you. It’s not just your tweeting, it’s your scapegoating. It’s your refusal to see that sometimes you’re the one who’s feeding your own beast — and acting beastly with your own guys.”
Trump this week conveyed his disappointment with the Justice Department for its handling of his now-blocked “travel ban,” calling the newest version of his own executive order on the matter a “watered down,” “politically correct” version that was not strong enough. Trump signed both versions of the order before they each were blocked by federal appeals courts.
“The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.,” Trump tweeted Monday, continuing a rant on that issue that began Saturday evening, as a deadly terror attack unfolded in London.
“I bet they’re too afraid to tell you,” continued Cavuto. “They’re not perfect, but they do have your back. Do you have theirs,” he asked referring to the president’s administration.
Trump has been firing off salvos at the news media on Twitter, accusing outlets of trying to silence him on the social-media platform: “The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media,” Trump said on Twitter Monday. “They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.”
“Sorry folks, but if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes, I would have had ZERO chance winning WH,” Trump said in another tweet shortly after.
Cavuto sought to turn the spotlight back on Trump: “Mr. President, they didn’t tweet disparaging comments about a London mayor in the middle of a murder spree — you did. They didn’t turn on a travel ban that you signed — you did. You’re right to say a lot of people are out to get you … but … the buck stops with you, Mr. President.”
“I find it ironic that on this, the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, some of your most ardent backers are desperately girding for another battle — not for Normandy — for normalcy,” said Cavuto.
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