Trump Rage Rants Against Fox News During Sunday Afternoon Conniption Fit

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Fox News is not known for being particularly critical of the Republican Party — to put it lightly. Sure, the network’s hosts sometimes ask tough questions of those on President Donald Trump’s team, but the network’s hosts also frequently give those presidential team members the space to share just about as much nonsense as they want. Still, Trump can’t even take the light level of scrutiny that does come from the network — this Sunday afternoon, the president took to Twitter to insist that Fox is “not watchable during weekend afternoons,” and in the same post, he admonished his followers to check out the One America News Network (OANN) instead, which is a wildly far-right propaganda machine that Trump, laughably enough, called “fair and balanced.”

He tweeted:

‘@FoxNews is not watchable during weekend afternoons. It is worse than Fake News @CNN . I strongly suggest turning your dial to @OANN . They do a really “Fair & Balanced” job!’

In other words, the president is, by all appearances, an unhinged egomaniac. If just about anything poses even the slightest threat to his public image, then he’s liable to rush to social media with a conspiracy-riddled meltdown about how supposedly nefarious that his political opponents really are. He’s a lousy excuse for a president who has left Americans to struggle through the crises that he has helped exacerbate while he rushes off into these tirades of self-obsession.

It’s unclear what particular piece of coverage at Fox might have sent Trump spiraling this time — he didn’t bother mentioning it. What is clear, however, is that One America News Network’s “greatest hits” include the utterly cuckoo conspiracy theory that a 75-year-old New York man named Martin Gugino who was violently shoved to the ground by cops and left with a fractured skull may have been a secret Antifa provocateur. That idea is utter nonsense — but, OANN broadcast the nonsense idea, and Trump posted about it on his Twitter feed.

Check out Twitter’s response to the president’s nonsense below:

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