Trump Slams Fox News Host For 'Endless Softball Questions' to Dem Rep. Eric Swalwell

President Donald Trump took a swipe at Fox News on Tuesday evening, particularly at Martha MacCallum, host of The Story with Martha MacCallum.

In a tweet while the show was still on air, the president said the cable news station was being quite lenient on California Rep. Eric Swalwell, a former 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Trump called MacCallum's inquiries to Swalwell "softball questions" about the Mueller investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump 2016 campaign.

"Just watched Rep. Eric Swalwell be asked endless softball questions by @marthamaccallum on @FoxNews about the phony Witch Hunt. He was just forced out of the Democrat Presidential Primary because he polled at ZERO," Trump tweeted.

"Fox sure ain't what it used to be. Too bad!" he added. "Oh well, we still have the great @seanhannity who I hear has a really strong show tonight. 9:00 P.M."

Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller is scheduled for a long-awaited hearing before committee on Wednesday.

Trump typically gets most-favorable TV coverage from Fox News as compared to CNN, MSNBC and most other cable news outlets. And even though he has a cozy relationship with Fox News, he hasn't backed down from taking jabs even at them when he feels necessary.

Earlier this month, the president said Fox News "is now loading up with Democrats & even using Fake unsourced @nytimes a 'source' of information," according to Politico. He went as far to say the network's weekend anchors were actually worse than "Fake News CNN" or even "lyin' Bryan Williams."

"Watching @FoxNews weekend anchors is worse than watching low ratings Fake News @CNN, or Lyin' Brian Williams (remember when he totally fabricated a War Story trying to make himself into a hero, & got fired. A very dishonest journalist!) and the crew of degenerate......"

He finished his tweet on July 7 by saying, "....Comcast (NBC/MSNBC) Trump haters, who do whatever Brian & Steve tell them to do. Like CNN, NBC is also way down in the ratings. But @FoxNews, who failed in getting the very BORING Dem debates, is now loading up with Democrats & even using Fake unsourced @nytimes as...."

Trump also bashed Fox News hosts in January through another tweet, saying they "forgot the people who got them there."

"Never thought I'd say this but I think [Fox News reporters John Roberts] and [Gillian Turner] have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!" he tweeted in January.

"@FoxNews is changing fast, but they forgot the people who got them there!"

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US President Donald Trump addresses the Turning Point USAs Teen Student Action Summit 2019 in Washington, DC, on July 23, 2019. Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
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