President Trump Refers to Fox News as ‘HOPELESS & CLUELESS’ in Tweet

By A.J. Katz 

President Trump sharply criticized Fox News this morning in a trio of tweets.

In one, he refers to the network as “HOPELESS & CLUELESS.” This particular tweet was posted minutes after America’s Newsroom anchor Sandra Smith interviewed DNC comms director Xochitl Hinojosa.

Here are Trump’s Monday morning anti-Fox tweets from oldest to most-recent:


The final sentence in the last tweet really didn’t sit well with former Special Report host-turned Fox News political analyst Brit Hume.

Fox News contributor Guy Benson, who leans conservative, didn’t appreciate the sentiment either.

Fox News has remained silent today about President Trump’s criticisms of the network.

This is also not the first time the president has expressed anger when Fox News personalities feature Democrats on their respective shows. Trump frequently targets FNC contributor Donna Brazile, a Democrat, and The Five panelist Juan Williams, also a Democrat. He has also been known to go after the network’s news anchors, Chris Wallace and Shepard Smith, two of the network’s top news personalities. Trump likes to call out Smith, in particular, for “low ratings.”

There was also a July 7 tirade about the mainstream media, including Fox News weekend anchors.

The “it sure is not what the audience wants!” line from July resembles his tweet from this morning.

Then, there was this occurrence in March 2019:

This tweet was posted at around the same time The Washington Post’s Sarah Ellison and Paul Farhi reported that the president might be “changing his tune”on Fox News.