A Fox News host fired back at President Trump on Sunday after the president took aim at Chris Wallace, host of “Fox News Sunday.”
Jedediah Bila, weekend co-host of “Fox & Friends,” criticized Trump for his “3rd-grade name-calling,” adding that Wallace “is doing his job.”
“Enough with the 3rd-grade name-calling. Chris is doing his job. The news should not be any president’s friend, ally, or buddy. If it bothered you when Obama complained about Fox News, but you’re silent on this complete nonsense, then just stop,” she tweeted Sunday afternoon. “Seriously. Enough.”
Trump is known to be a fan of “Fox & Friends” and frequently tweets about segments from the show’s broadcasts. A spokesperson for the network did not immediately return a request for comment.
The president had lashed out earlier in the day at Wallace, referring to him as a “Mike Wallace wannabe” in a tweet referring to Chris Wallace’s father, the legendary CBS journalist.
“Just watched Mike Wallace wannabe, Chris Wallace, on @FoxNews. I am now convinced that he is even worse than Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Meet the Press(please!), or the people over at Deface the Nation. What the hell is happening to @FoxNews. It’s a whole new ballgame over there!” he wrote.
The Fox News host has responded in the past to criticism from Trump that referred to his father, telling a panel discussion in February, “One of us has daddy issues, and it isn’t me.”
Bila’s tweet came not long after she announced that she had been diagnosed with the coronavirus.
“I know I’ve been a little MIA. I’m actually at home recovering from COVID-19,” she wrote on Instagram last week. “I’m very much on the mend, so please don’t worry.”
The Hill: Fox News host hits back at Trump over Chris Wallace criticism: ‘Enough’
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