President Donald Trump appeared to tweet in response to an ad that ran during Fox News’ Fox & Friends calling for his impeachment. During the October 27 edition of Fox News’ morning show, Fox ran an ad at 6:14 a.m. by philanthropist and progressive activist Tom Steyer, who is spending $10 million on an impeachment effort, in which Steyer characterized Trump as “a clear and present danger” and called for “elected officials [to] take a stand on impeachment.”
Less than an hour later, at 6:58 a.m., the president tweeted about “Wacky & totally unhinged Tom Steyer”:
Other tweets from the president suggested he was tweeting along with Fox & Friends while watching the program on about an hour delay. About one minute after lashing out at Steyer, Trump tweeted his thanks to Fox & Friends for the “really great job and show.” This is not the first time that Trump has actively responded on Twitter while watching Fox & Friends. The president’s symbiotic relationship with Fox News, and Fox & Friends in particular, has been well-documented.
The president’s habit of tweeting about things he sees on TV isn’t limited just to Fox News; on the morning of October 20, the president tweeted an erroneous claim nearly identical to an on-screen graphic that aired at 6:25 a.m. on the far-right, conspiracy-mongering One America News Network (OANN) falsely linking crime in the United Kingdom to “radical Islamic terror,” which garnered a response from British members of Parliament.