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Fox News Anchor Fires Back After Trump Attacks Colleagues: ‘Bullying Journalists Is Not Presidential’

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Fox News Anchor Fires Back After Trump Attacks Colleagues: ‘Bullying Journalists Is Not Presidential’




Fox News anchor Julie Banderas on Monday fired back at President Donald Trump after he attacked her colleagues on Twitter.

Trump ripped into Fox News on Sunday, tweeting that a pair of its reporters has “even less understanding” of border wall negotiations than “the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!”

“Never thought I’d say this but I think [John Roberts] and [Gillian Turner] have even less understanding of the Wall negotiations than the folks at FAKE NEWS CNN & NBC!” Trump tweeted, referring to two of the news network’s top correspondents.



Banderas slammed Trump in a series of tweets Monday, admonishing him for “bullying” and “insulting” her fellow journalists.

“This is NOT right,” she tweeted. “They don’t deserve this. No reporter does. They are doing their jobs and reporting the facts.”

She added: “Our jobs are not meant to please others. But the office of the @POTUS ought not to be the one lashing out. That’s not how this country works. That’s not how Freedom of the Press works. … Bullying journalists is not Presidential. Period.”




The president’s tweet targeted John Roberts and Gillian Turner for their coverage of Trump’s agreement on Friday to reopen the government after a 35-day partial shutdown, without funding for his proposed border wall.





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