A Short History of Donald Trump and Chris Wallace's Heated Past Ahead of their Fox News Sit Down

President Donald Trump is scheduled to appear on FOX News Sunday with anchor Chris Wallace July 19, the president's first appearance on the show since November 2018.

Trump and Wallace have had a heated past and have criticized one another publicly. In an April 12 tweet, the president said that Wallace would never be his father Mike Wallace, a journalist and one of the original correspondents for CBS' 60 Minutes. He died in 2012.

Somebody please explain to Chris Wallace of Fox, who will never be his father (and my friend), Mike Wallace, that the Phone Conversation I had with the President of Ukraine was a congenial & good one. It was only Schiff’s made up version of that conversation that was bad!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2019

"Somebody please explain to Chris Wallace of FOX, who will never be his father (and my friend), Mike Wallace, that the phone conversation I had with the president of Ukraine was a congenial and good one. It was only [Congressman Adam Schiff's] made up version of that conversation that was bad!" Trump said.

In November 2019, the president sent out a tweet criticizing Wallace after Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) made an appearance on his show, calling Wallace "nasty and obnoxious."

.@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!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2019

"Steve Scalise blew the nasty and 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 Fox News past. Great job Steve!" the president said, referencing Wallace's father.

The president said in another tweet he sent in January that Wallace belongs on "Fake News CNN or MSDNC," in reference to MSNBC. Trump tweeted that out after the Fox News Network had a Democrat on the air give his thoughts on impeachment.

In a May 2019 tweet, the president said he likes Mike Wallace "better" than his son after Wallace interviewed former Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg.

....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!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019

"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," the president said.

Wallace has also been critical of the president, specifically when Trump attacks members of the media. Wallace told Deadline in February regarding the Scalise interview that he is "not in this to make friends."

"After I did the Scalise interview...my oldest son called me up and he said, 'Nasty? No. Obnoxious, well maybe,'" Wallace said, joking. "I have been in the business a half century and I have been attacked by all sides. Generally speaking, I think it is an indication that you're doing your job. I mean I'm not in this to make friends. I am in this to do the best reporting that I can do."

The Fox News journalist also criticized Trump's attacks on the media in a speech made at the Washington D.C. media museum in December 2019, where he said the president "tries to delegitimize" journalists who are critical of the administration.

Chris Wallace: "[Trump] has done everything he can to undercut the media, to try to delegitimize us. And I think his purpose is clear: To raise doubts when we report critically about him and his administration that we can be trusted."

Hope you're listening, Fox viewers. pic.twitter.com/S4UniszzS8

— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) December 12, 2019

"Now let's talk about the president. He has done everything he can to undercut the media, to try to delegitimize us. And I think his purpose is clear: To raise doubts when we report critically about him and his administration that we can be trusted," Wallace said.

Newsweek reached out to Fox News and the White House for comment, but did not receive a response by publication.

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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace a presidential debate on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump and Wallace have a history of publicly criticizing one another. Mark Ralston-Pool/Getty