Fox News Channel Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume responded to recent criticism of the cable news network from one of its most ardent fans.
President Donald Trump faulted the channel for “wasting airtime” by covering 2020 presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg.
The Democratic mayor of South Bend, Ind., appeared on the largely right-leaning network for a recent town hall event.
“Say this for Buttigieg,” Hume wrote in response to Trump’s tweet. “He’s willing to be questioned by Chris Wallace, something you’ve barely done since you’ve been president. Oh, and covering candidates of both parties is part of the job of a news channel.”