Fox News Channel anchor Julie Banderas on Monday fired back at President Trump Donald John TrumpPatricia Arquette thanks Mueller at SAG Awards Worker fired from Trump golf course says Trump knew undocumented people were employed Trump rips into Fox News about shutdown, border wall coverage MORE
"This is NOT right," Banderas tweeted. “I stand by my colleagues [Gillian Turner]. They don’t deserve this. No reporter does. ”and
“ They are doing their jobs and reporting the facts, ”she continued. "They are not opinion journalists and they respect the respect of the people they cover."
@realDonaldTrump 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. @WhiteHouse they cover. https://t.co/ftRPauopjC
— Julie Banderas (@JulieBanderas) January 28, 2019
The tweet came in response to a Sunday tweet from Trump that said Roberts and Turner “have Even less understanding of the Walls than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC! ”
The president's tweet targeted Roberts and Turner for their coverage of the border wall negotiations and came after Trump agreed on Friday to reopen the government after a 35 -day partial shutdown. The funding lapse was triggered by Trump's demands for more than $ 5 billion in border wall funding.
In the same tweet, Trump also pointed to a poll showing a 19 percent increase in support for him among Latino adults from December to January. 19659004] Trump regularly criticizes CNN, the New York Times and other outlets about coverage of his administration that this negative, referring to the reports as "fake news."
But the jab at Fox News was rare for the president, who has appeared on the network for several interviews and often praises the network's hosts and ratings.