Fox News host Neil Cavuto blasts Donald Trump: 'You're the President. Why don't you act like it?'

President uses weekend to attack father of college basketball player arrested in China

Tom Embury-Dennis
Tuesday 21 November 2017 11:11
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Fox News host blasts Donald Trump: You are President, why don't you act like it?

A Fox News host has condemned Donald Trump over his latest attacks on the father of a college basketball player and a Republican senator.

On Saturday, the US President said he should have left three UCLA basketball players “in jail” in China after LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo Ball, refused to thank Mr Trump for his son’s release.

The students were arrested earlier this month after shoplifting sunglasses in Shanghai. Mr Trump claimed he personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his help in releasing them.

Trump says he 'should have left American basketball players arrested in China in jail'

Mr Trump then accused Jeff Flake of saying “bad things about your favourite President” after the Republican Senator was caught on camera criticising the billionaire and controversial Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore.

During a three-minute monologue, Fox News host Neil Cavuto said Mr Trump’s remarks “don’t even border on being human”.

Accusing him of using a “bazooka to respond to a peashooter”, Mr Cavuto said the President wanted to see “gratitude bordering on grovelling”.

“Pick your fights because neither of these scenes is worth the fuss,” he added. “You wanted a thank you, you got it. You wanted a reason to go after a Senator you hate, you pounced on it. But last time I checked you are the President of the United States. Why don’t you act like it?”

Mr Cavuto left Fox News viewers furious over his criticism of the President, with some calling for the presenter to be fired.

But others were full of praise for the veteran business journalist.

Fox News has been a notable supporter of Mr Trump's presidency. Earlier this month the channel cancelled an advert calling for the President's impeachment due to the "strong negative reaction" of its viewers.

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