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Trump ramping up criticisms of Fox, usually a friendly venue

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Posted at 1:12 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 16:12:13-04

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's latest Twitter attack on the media focuses on Fox News, although it's hardly the first time he's found fault with the network where he most often finds a friendly reception.

Trump wrote Sunday that watching Fox on the weekend was worse than watching CNN and MSNBC, and criticized the network for using The New York Times as a source.

The president was said to be angered by Fox segments on the immigration crisis that cited a Sunday Times story, and a live shot from France where a profane chant about Trump broke out among bar patrons celebrating the United States' World Cup victory over the Netherlands.

Advisers say it's important to Trump that Fox remains "loyal" to him to balance networks he feels are against him.