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Fox News not 'working for us anymore', President Trump complains

US President Donald Trump has complained the usually friendly Fox News has turned against him, launching a Twitter attack. Source: AP

The US president hit out at the Fox News network, via social media, saying it “isn’t working for us anymore!”.

US President Donald Trump has complained the often friendly Fox News television network is not loyal enough and has stopped "working" for him.

"Fox isn't working for us anymore!" he said at the end of three tweets expressing outrage that the network had given too much airtime to Democratic party opponents.

Donald Trump belives Fox News isn't as loyal to him as it used to be.
Donald Trump belives Fox News isn't as loyal to him as it used to be.
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As US president, Mr Trump has no equivalent of the state TV channel used to serve leaders in many less free countries, like Russia.

But for much of his first term, he's at least been able to rely regularly on Fox for friendly coverage.

While Mr Trump routinely lashes other networks as "fake news," he or his top aides make almost daily appearances to give often softball interviews on Fox.

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders now works for Fox.
Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders now works for Fox.
AAP

The president’s former spokesperson Sarah Sanders has just been hired by the network.

And while the news division at Fox keeps a straighter line, some key Fox commentators like Sean Hannity seemingly work in lockstep with the White House.

Mr Trump freely admits to watching Fox on a daily basis, even tweeting live reviews of programs.

But his love affair with Fox has soured in the last few months.

Wednesday's tweets were especially harsh.

"The New @FoxNews is letting millions of GREAT people down! We have to start looking for a new News Outlet," he concluded.

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