One Fox News journalist’s career may have just taken a shocking hit.
This week, President Donald Trump went after Neil Cavuto, the host of Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto, saying, “Nobody likes him.”
The president’s comments about Cavuto came during a 2020 campaign rally in Colorado on Thursday after Cavuto had a guest on his show, A.B. Stoddard — an associate editor and columnist for RealClearPolitics — who made some remarks that were critical of Trump’s debate performances.
“Neil Cavuto, he’s not too good. Nobody likes him,” said Trump, according to the Washington Times. “[Stoddard] has no credibility and neither do you, Neil Cavuto.”
The president went on to claim that Your World was one of Fox’s “lowest-rated” programs, calling it a “loser show.”
Cavuto’s colleagues, however, not agreeing with what Trump had to say, quickly fired back at the president.
“For him to sit here and attack a journalist, multiple journalists, for reporting the facts on his presidency, is not only problematic, it’s unpresidential and it’s un-American,” said Fox contributor Richard Fowler. “Our First Amendment is the freedom of the press.”
Fox hosts Ed Henry and Trish Reagan made similar statements. “Neil Cavuto, from the first day I walked into the Fox News channel,” said Henry, “has always been an outstanding man, an outstanding journalist, has always been supportive and I want to make sure I stand up for him as well.”
“It’s come to my attention the president, while speaking to that crowd in Colorado Springs, said some rather disparaging against one of my colleagues, someone who I respect tremendously,” said Reagan. “[Cavuto] is a fair person, a fair guy, and a good man. So I’m disappointed that the president said those things because Neil Cavuto is one guy who doesn’t deserve it.”
The president, however, was undeterred by the response. The following day he continued his attack on Cavuto on Twitter.
“So @TeamCavuto has very bad ratings on @foxnews with his Fake guests like A.B.Stoddard and others that still haven’t figured it all out,” he wrote. “Will he get the same treatment as his friend Shepherd Smith, who also suffered from the ratings drought?”
Cavuto, for his part, has not responded to Trump’s remarks.