In C-SPAN Interview, Trump Hits Fox News and John Roberts for Covering Protester at Speech
President Donald Trump once again complained tonight about Fox News covering a protester at his Jamestown speech this morning.
A Virginia state legislator interrupted the president’s speech in protest of Trump’s “racism and bigotry.”
Trump complained directly to Roberts during a Q&A with reporters this afternoon. Roberts subsequently responded to the president on air saying, “In my 1:00 report, we did not show anything from the president’s speech because we were focused in that report on the ongoing feud between the president and Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland and the fallout from that, but it should be pointed out that in our 11:00 hour the Fox News Channel carried that speech in its entirety.”
Whether or not Trump saw that from Roberts, he’s clearly still steamed.
Trump was asked by C-SPAN’s Steve Scully about his tweets on Baltimore and whether he is a uniter as president.
Trump went from talking about the “tremendous divide” between the parties to decrying the “Russian hoax” and defending Mitch McConnell to touting his administration’s accomplishments.
“But they read the tweets,” Scully said. “Do they think you’re a uniter as president?”
Trump said he “wouldn’t need to” tweet if the press covered him fairly.
And then he complained about Fox:
“There was one protester who stood up… he held up a sign and he said whatever he said. Something… I don’t need publicity, Steve, at all, but I just thought it was so terrible, and it was on Fox with John Roberts. He talked about the protester for almost an entire segment of that. And I said isn’t that a shame. One guy stands up, not an impressive person, he stood up and he got all of this –– he took the whole thing away. One person.”