“Was @foxandfriends just named the most influential show in news,” he tweeted in December 2017. “You deserve it – three great people! The many Fake News Hate Shows should study your formula for success!”
In February 2018, he was back at it: “Thank you to @foxandfriends for exposing the truth. Perhaps that’s why your ratings are soooo much better than your untruthful competition!”
And at a rally late last month in Michigan, Trump praised Fox for its “through-the-roof” ratings before running through a list of “great, great friends in the media” that included, among others, Fox News anchors Laura Ingraham, Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, Tucker Carlson and Jeanine Pirro.
All of which makes Trump’s tweets about Fox News over the last 24 hours all the more notable.
“So weird to watch Crazy Bernie on @FoxNews,” Trump tweeted of the town hall featuring the Vermont senator that ran on Fox News Monday night. “Not…