Trump’s Shifting Fealty: POTUS Punches Fox’s Shep Smith As He Promotes OANN

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 07: US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House on August 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump will travel to the mass shooting sites in Ohio and Texas. (Pho... WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 07: US President Donald Trump speaks to the press as he departs the White House on August 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump will travel to the mass shooting sites in Ohio and Texas. (Photo by Chen Mengtong/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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August 8, 2019 8:22 a.m.
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President Trump’s been slowly growing more skeptical of his favorite news network in recent months due to unflattering polling numbers discussed on the channel and a sprinkling of critical commentary from a few hosts.

Trump’s called out the network for what he views as indiscretions via Twitter, but on Wednesday, the President went so far as to recommend a different news outlet entirely.

In a tweet, Trump maligned Fox News host Shep Smith — who’s been critical of Trump’s response to the recent mass shootings — and said he’s been watching One America News Network whenever possible.

During his show on Wednesday, Smith acknowledged Trump’s tweet by greeting the President and saying it’s “nice to have you with us.”

“We’re being watch, as you know,” Smith said to Fox News reporter Rick Levanthal.

“Who is watching us?” Leventhal responded.

“A number of people. Some of them are not too happy, which is too bad,” Smith said.

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