Trump Touts Fox & Friends Ratings the Morning After Claiming He Was Done with Network

Trump has long been a Fox fan, dating back to his weekly call-in segments on the Fox & Friends program as he built his political profile ahead of the 2016 election. However, he often becomes angry with the network when it appears to disagree with him in any way.

The president lashed out at Fox in late April and blamed the network for "being fed Democrat talking points."

"[Fox News] just doesn’t get what’s happening!" he tweeted, adding in a follow up tweet that he has "No respect for the people running" the network.

Trump's attacks on the media, his ongoing propensity for not heeding science and his affinity for conspiracy theories without evidence have been a staple of his presidency. The 73-year-old often casts a widespread label on the media as an "enemy of the people," cries "fake news" when he disagrees with coverage of his administration, and he often targets specific reporters during press conferences and on social media in an effort to discredit their reporting.

Trump suggested last week that MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough was guilty of murder — drawing on a baseless conspiracy theory surrounding the news host that's been promoted by right-wing blogs and message boards.

Journalists at Fox News, which is widely known as Trump's preferred news network, know they aren't immune to the president's social media tantrums either.

Last month, Fox News anchor Bret Baier told PEOPLE the network's anchors feel a responsibility to cover news fairly and responsibly — whether Trump is a fan of its coverage or not.

"Sometimes he characterizes ‘fake news’ as news he doesn’t like," Baier said.

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