President Trump criticized Fox News during his two-hour co-hosting session with Rush Limbaugh on Limbaugh’s radio show Friday.
“You have such an incredible audience. So I can tell them about Fox being a big obstacle,” the President said. “It’s a problem. Fox is a problem.”
The President blamed the network’s being more critical of him on former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R), who now sits on the company’s board. Ryan has been a critic of Mr. Trump’s in the past.
“When Roger Ailes ran Fox, I mean, Roger had a very strong point of view. It’s totally gone,” Trump said. “And I think it’s influenced by Paul Ryan.”
Trump also criticized Fox on Mark Levin’s radio show.
“One of the biggest differences is Fox,” he told Levin. “Fox is a whole different ballgame than it used to be. Fox was great. Fox was great. Fox is no longer great,” he said.
Levin, who hosts a weekend show on Fox, noted that he might get some complaints from Fox executives about Mr. Trump’s comments.
“I say it on Fox. I don’t care,” Trump replied. “What difference does it make at this point?”