Fox News host Neil Cavuto gave President Trump some tough love on Tuesday, criticizing Trump’s use of social media and accusing him of alienating members of his own party.
“Mr. President, it is not the fake news media that’s your problem. It’s you,” said Cavuto, who has been with Fox since the early days of the network in 1996. “It’s not just your tweeting, it’s your scapegoating. It’s your refusal to see that sometimes you’re the one who’s feeding your own beast.”
This week alone, Trump has used Twitter to go after everyone from the “fake news” media, a favorite target, to the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. Don’t expect him to stop anytime soon.
The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media. They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2017
The host laid into Trump for creating division within his own administration, warning that “if he keeps doing what he’s doing, they’re all going to be politically puking next year.”
Cavuto tried to give Trump a little “common sense” saying, “Mr. President, they didn’t tweet disparaging comments about a London mayor in the middle of a murder spree — you did. They didn’t turn on a travel ban that you signed — you did. You’re right to say a lot of people are out to get you … but … the buck stops with you, Mr. President.”
He urged Trump to treat the critique coming from “usually friendly and supportive allies as sort of like an intervention … because firing off these angry missives and tweets risk your political destruction.”
Cavuto isn’t the only person to criticize the president’s tweets this week. George Conway, husband of presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway, also called the president out for tweeting about his proposed travel ban.
Watch the full video of Cavuto’s comments below:
Source: USA Today