Donald Trump attacks Fox News for 'doing nothing to help' get him reelected

'Some real garbage littered all over the network'

Fox News host warns Donald Trump about taking hydroxychloroquine: 'This will kill you'_1.mp4

Donald Trump escalated his months-long feud with Fox News on Thursday claiming they were "doing nothing to help" get him re-elected in November.

It was a continuation of recent criticisms of Fox while he has begun praising alternative conservative networks.

In a tweet thread during his trip to Michigan, Mr Trump said the network was littered with "garbage" including personalities like Neil Cavuto, Juan Williams and Richard Goodstein.

"Many will disagree, but @FoxNews is doing nothing to help Republicans, and me, get re-elected on November 3rd," he said.

"Sure, there are some truly GREAT people on Fox, but you also have some real "garbage" littered all over the network."

Presenters like Mr Cavuto have been critical of Mr Trump's promotion and use of hydroxychloroquine, which the president says he has been taking for the past two weeks.

Mr Trump struck back at Mr Cavuto earlier this week, calling him an idiot and lamenting the loss of disgraced former Fox head Roger Ailes, who was fired in a sexual harassment scandal three years ago.

"We miss the great Roger Ailes," he tweeted. You have more anti-Trump people, by far, than ever before. Looking for a new outlet!"

In April, Mr Trump blasted out a series of tweets claiming he had no respect for the network leadership that kept trying to become politically correct.

"They are being fed Democrat talking points, and they play them without hesitation or research. They forgot that Fake News," he said.

Increasing his pressure on the network, Mr Trump has been heavily promoting alternative conservative networks like One America News Network, which competes directly with Fox News.

"Watching @FoxNews on weekend afternoons is a total waste of time. We now have some great alternatives, like @OANN," he said in April.

The president's assumption that the network should be openly working to get him reelected will for many chime with a perception that Fox is openly supportive of him and opposed to Democrats, despite its motto until 2017 having been "fair and balanced".

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