It was an usual criticism of Fox News from the president, who is a loyal viewer and fan.
‘Were @FoxNews weekend anchors, @ArthelNeville and @LelandVittert, trained by CNN prior to their ratings collapse? In any event, that’s where they should be working, along with their lowest rated anchor, Shepard Smith!,’ he wrote on
President Donald Trump lashed out at several Fox News anchors
Arthel Neville and Leland Vittert anchor the cable news network on weekends. Shepard Smith anchors an afternoon show on Fox News.
Smith has often garnered attention for his willingness to call out the president and his administration.
It’s unclear what sparked the president’s anger at Neville and Vittert.
Fox News has not responded to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
The president doesn’t hide his preference for Fox and often derides CNN as ‘fake news’ – particularly when the cable news network reports stories about him or his administration he doesn’t like.
Earlier Sunday Trump called on Fox News Channel to ‘bring back’ Jeanine Pirro after her weekly show was replaced by a documentary following her remarks suggesting that Rep Ilhan Omar’s hijab meant that she subscribes to sharia law.
The president has appeared multiple times on her show and that of Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Both Pirro and Hannity are seen more as commentators while Neville, Vittert and Smith follow a traditional news model.
Pirro’s program, Justice with Judge Jeanine, reportedly did not air on Fox News on Saturday night due to ‘scheduling matters’.
Instead, the network re-aired the documentary Scandalous: The Trial of William Kennedy Smith, in Pirro’s normally scheduled time slot at 9pm.
But on Sunday, Trump tweeted that the ‘Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country’.
‘They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well,’ he added.
The ‘scheduling’ conflict comes just a week after Pirro came under for suggesting that Rep Ilhan Omar’s hijab meant that she subscribes to sharia law.
During the opening monologue of her show on March 9, Pirro claimed that Omar’s hijab was a sign that she was committed to the religious law which originates from the Quran, adding that it was ‘antithetical’ to the constitution.
Pirro’s (left) program, Justice with Judge Jeanine, reportedly did not air on Fox News on Saturday night due to ‘scheduling matters’. The incident comes a week after Pirro made remarks about Rep Ilhan Omar’s (right) hijab
Smith, meanwhile, was honored on Wednesday night with the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award at the Radio Television Digital News Foundation’s 29th annual First Amendment Awards dinner.
In his remarks, Smith reminded his audience of what he described as journalism’s “intrinsic duty and responsibility to others, to the people who trust us,” according to
“We must never manipulate or invent,” he said. “We must never knowingly deceive because to do so is a disservice to our audience and potentially injurious to our society.”