Donald Trump Appears To Be Falling Out of Love With Fox News, Blasts 'Nasty and Obnoxious' Host Chris Wallace

President Donald Trump's once favourite network appears to be falling short of his expectations, with the commander-in-chief taking to social media to pan Chris Wallace's show on Sunday.

The president has a complicated relationship with the press, historically criticizing the "fake news media" while giving interviews and exclusives to preferred news outlets—most often Fox News shows.

However, several incidents recently have prompted Trump to lash out at the network—from polls that show growing support for the House impeachment inquiry to interviews like Wallace's discussions with House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.

"@SteveScalise blew the nasty & obnoxious Chris Wallace (will never be his father, Mike!) away on Chris's lowest rated (unless I'm on) morning show. This kind of dumb and unfair interview would never have happened in the @FoxNews past. Great job Steve!" the president tweeted on Sunday evening.

Wallace had asked Scalise about the whistleblower allegations that resulted in the launch of the impeachment inquiry, questioning the minority whip about the July conversation between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in which Trump is accused of pressuring Zelenskiy to investigate potential political rival Joe Biden.

Trump has denied that there was any pressure or quid pro quo in the call, despite aid to the country being held up around the time of the call.

Questioning Scalise about the upcoming testimony of US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, Wallace asked: "If Gordon Sondland says the president told him condition aid to Ukraine on investigating the Bidens, are you going to say that he's wrong, that he's lying?"

When Scalise instead discussed the testimonies of the witnesses called by the House last week, Wallace accused him of mischaracterizing what they had said.

Trump's disappointment with Fox News appears to have been building for some time. As early as August, following polls that reflected poorly on him, the president told reporters, "I don't know what's happening with Fox," The Hill reported.

"Fox is different. There's no question about it," he added, also suggesting that he did not believe the results of the poll, which showed he would lose and election if he went head-to-head with four Democratic president hopefuls; Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and even California's Kamala Harris—whose own polls have showed sluggish support of late.

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