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Trump hits Fox News for 'wasting airtime' with coverage of Buttigieg

President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be 'united' on abortion Calling on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens MORE on Sunday criticized Fox News, accusing the network of "wasting airtime" about its coverage of South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg Peter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg accuses Trump of 'paying lip service' to LGBT rights Care – Presented by Campaign for Accountability – Momentum builds for federal laws enshrining abortion rights | Missouri lawmakers approve bill banning abortions at 8 weeks | Warren unveils plan to protect abortion rights MORE and other Democratic 2020 contenders. "Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace Christopher (Chris) WallaceMSNBC host: Barr 'the most dangerous person' who works for Trump Chris Wallace: AG Barr 'is clearly protecting' Trump Trump, Kudlow 'had it out after contradiction on who's hurt by tariffs: report MORE likes to call him, " he wrote, referring to Buttigieg and the Fox News host. Fox News is scheduled to host a town hall with Buttigieg on Sunday night. "They forgot the people who got them there. Chris Wallace said," I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance … fascinating biography. " Gee, he never speaks well of me – I like Mike Wallace better … and Alfred E. Newman will never be President! " Trump added, doubling down on his mayor to the character Alfred E. Neuman who…

President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump calls for Republicans to be ‘united’ on abortion Calling on Amash to join impeachment resolution Facebook temporarily suspended conservative commentator Candace Owens MORE on Sunday criticized Fox News, accusing the network of “wasting airtime” about its coverage of South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg Peter (Pete) Paul ButtigiegButtigieg accuses Trump of ‘paying lip service’ to LGBT rights Care – Presented by Campaign for Accountability – Momentum builds for federal laws enshrining abortion rights | Missouri lawmakers approve bill banning abortions at 8 weeks | Warren unveils plan to protect abortion rights MORE and other Democratic 2020 contenders.

“Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace Christopher (Chris) WallaceMSNBC host: Barr ‘the most dangerous person’ who works for Trump Chris Wallace: AG Barr ‘is clearly protecting’ Trump Trump, Kudlow ‘had it out after contradiction on who’s hurt by tariffs: report MORE likes to call him, ” he wrote, referring to Buttigieg and the Fox News host.

Fox News is scheduled to host a town hall with Buttigieg on Sunday night.

“They forgot the people who got them there. Chris Wallace said,” I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance … fascinating biography. ” Gee, he never speaks well of me – I like Mike Wallace better … and Alfred E. Newman will never be President! ” Trump added, doubling down on his mayor to the character Alfred E. Neuman who appears on the cover of Mad Magazine.

Buttigieg is among two dozen people competing for the Democratic Party’s 2020 nomination to challenge Trump.

Wallace last month praised the mayor as having “interesting, refreshing ideas” and more “substance” than forms Rep. Beto O’Rourke Beto O’RourkeOvernight Health Care – Presented by Campaign for Accountability – Momentum builds for federal laws enshrining abortion rights | Missouri lawmakers approve bill banning abortions at 8 weeks | Warren unveils plan to protect abortion rights Overnight Energy: Dems dismiss Interior chief’s work calendars as ‘fake’ | Buttigieg climate plan includes carbon tax | Climate issue is crucial 2020 issue Buttigieg climate plan includes carbon tax MORE (D-Texas), another White House hopeful. The Fox News anchor is the son of legendary “60 Minutes” correspondent Mike Wallace, who died in 2012.

The Democratic National Committee announced in March that it would not allow Fox News to host any of its presidential primary debates. pointing to an explosive New York article detailing deep ties between the conservative network and Trump’s White House

Fox News specifically cited Wallace, as well as fellow anchors Martha MacCallum and Bret Baier, in its pushback to that decision at the time. 19659006] “They are the best debate team in the business and they offer candidates an important opportunity to make their case to the largest TV news audience in America, which includes many persuadable voters,” Fox News Senior Vice President and Managing Editor Bill Sammon

The Hill has reached out to Fox News for comment on Trump’s tweet.

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