Published: Mon, May 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Buttigieg slams Trump, wins over audience at Fox News town hall

Buttigieg slams Trump, wins over audience at Fox News town hall

During a Fox News town hall with presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Sunday evening, the South Bend, Indiana mayor called President Trump's tweets "grotesque". "Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems", Trump wrote, alluding to the Fox interviewer.

"Say this for Buttigieg".

Despite some Democrats calling for a boycott of the network over their legitimacy, the 37-year-old presidential hopeful answered questions from voters in Claremont, New Hampshire in an event moderated by Fox News host Chris Wallace.

Last week, Warren, a Democrat from MA, said in a series of Twitter posts that appearing on Fox would help the network burnish its reputation as a legitimate news organization, and expand its audience for advertising purposes.

When asked about Buttigieg's marriage to a man, President Donald Trump said in an excerpt of an interview set to air Sunday night on Fox that, "I think it's great".

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Trump has been critical of Fox's coverage of candidates in the crowded race for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2020 election that will pit one of them against Trump. "We're talking about women who have perhaps chosen a name, women who have purchased a crib - families who then get the most devastating medical news of their lifetime, something about the health or the life of the mother that forces them to make an impossible, unthinkable choice". Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who have completed town halls moderated by the network. In Kilmeade's apparent view, criticism of Fox News opinion programming is not fair game from a person who is willing to appear on the network's news offerings, but not the opinion shows. "Oh, and covering candidates of both parties is part of the job of a news channel", Hume tweeted. In response, Fox News Senior Vice President Bill Sammon issued a statement urging the DNC to reconsider.

Buttigieg's comments about Carlson and Ingraham come after the Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez announced in March that the party will deny all requests from Fox News to host the primary debates because "we can not rely on Fox to host a fair and neutral debate".

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Trump said the audience "was so smiley and nice".

Another Trump interview was scheduled on the network for late yesterday. "The Mainstream Media has never been as corrupt and deranged as it is today", Trump tweeted.

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