"Fox has not changed," Baier responded. "We have a news side and an opinion side. The opinion folks express their opinions. We do polls." Bair added.
Baier explained that while the polls show Trump trailing, it's still early, and Trump is competing against multiple candidates, which impacts his numbers.
Baier's distinction between Fox’s “news” and “opinion” divisions follows the president's praise of a few select Fox commentators like Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Jesse Waters and Jeanine Pirro on Sunday. But the president has had less than favorable things to say about other Fox News personalities like Shepard Smith earlier this month and Juan Williams over the weekend.
Juan Williams at @FoxNews is so pathetic, and yet when he met me in the Fox Building lobby, he couldn’t have been nicer as he asked me to take a picture of him and me for his family. Yet he is always nasty and wrong!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2019
Despite disagreeing with Trump's comments over the weekend, on Monday, Baier let the president know that his many invites to sit down with the news division at Fox are still open.
"Mr. President, we have invited you on a ‘special report’ many times, and we would love to have you back on, come on back. Me, Chris Wallace, the news side covering fair, balanced, unafraid," Baier added.
Special Report With Bret Baier airs weekdays at 6 p.m. on Fox News.
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