President Trump attacked Fox News reporters John Roberts and Gillian Turner on Twitter on Sunday evening after they reported on the shutdown and Trump caving to Nancy Pelosi and Democrats.
Fox News anchor Julie Banderas defended her colleagues on Twitter but many of her followers pointed out the hypocrisy that Julie never said anything when other reporters from other networks were attacked by Trump.
Trump attacks Fox News for accurate reporting
Trump tweeted: “Never thought I’d say this but I think @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner @FoxNews have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC! Look to final results! Don’t know how my poll numbers are so good, especially up 19% with Hispanics?”
“This is NOT right. I stand by my colleagues @johnrobertsFox and @GillianHTurner They don’t deserve this. No reporter does. They are doing their jobs and reporting the facts,” Julie Banderas replied in a Tweet to Donald Trump.
“They are not opinion journalists and deserve the respect from the @WhiteHouse they cover.”
Banderas now says “By going on Twitter and insulting two of our journalists” Donald Trump “is putting a target on their backs.”
Also claiming his followers will then attack John Roberts and Gillian Turner to support Trump.
Banderas ended her tweet by saying “Bullying journalists is not Presidential. Period.”
What about when Trump attacked other reporters?
Many people replied to her comments noting that it’s hypocritical for her to only speak up when her colleagues are being verbally attacked.
Donald Trump has been attacking the media for years, and Banderas was silent about it.
Thousands of Trump supporters scream, attack and threaten reporters at his rallies, but Fox News anchors never spoke up.
The President also attacked Don Lemon and many other while Fox News never said anything. Now he attacks one of their own and they suddenly see bullying journalists is not right.
Lou Dobbs also said Nancy Pelosi was the winner of the shutdown but Trump never attacked him.
Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade also said this morning that President Trump cares way too much about people in the media.
“He is president He is not a candidate, he has got to make some tough decisions and he is not an absolute monarch,” Kilmeade said.