Fox News personality Judge Andrew Napolitano has drawn the ire of President Trump, who recently shared the idea of Fox News dropping him from their network.
As BizPac Review reports, Trump took to Twitter and—rather than commenting directly on Napolitano or address the abundance of criticisms the Fox News host has paid the president—shared a tweet of someone else calling for his firing.
“When you look at the continuous incorrect statements by Napolitano over the past 2 years, it is fair to ask FNC why they allow him to have national air time. The man has been significantly wrong on at least 8 major occasions. Unacceptable! Take him off the air!” the user, HowardH, tweeted.
Napolitano has ramped up his criticisms of the president amid the public release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page final report.
“I am disappointed in the behavior of the president,” Napolitano said on air concerning documented attempts by Trump to have Mueller fired or investigated for potential conflicts of interests. While Trump asked several people within the Justice Department to interfere with the special counsel investigation, none of them complied with the request.
“If he had ordered his aides to violate federal law to save a human life or to preserve human freedom, he would at least have a moral defense to his behavior,” the judge continued. “But ordering them to break federal law to save him from the consequences of his own behavior, that is immoral, that is criminal, that is defenseless, that is condemnable.”
Here’s more, from BizPac Review:
This assessment prompted Trump to blast Napolitano last Saturday.
Taking to Twitter, Trump praised former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz for “destroying” Napolitano’s “very dumb legal argument.”
But the president didn’t stop there, claiming that the Fox News analyst asked him for an appointment to the Supreme Court and also asked for the pardon of a friend — it’s not clear who this individual is, if true — and became “very hostile” when he rejected the requests.
Napolitano aligned with many on the left last week when he suggested that Attorney General William Barr “probably misled” the Democrat-run House when he testified in April about the Muller report.
While stopping short of saying Barr “lied,” the former judge said he mischaracterized Mueller’s opinion of his handling of the case.