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Fox News personalities come to Neil Cavuto's defense after Trump's jabs

Rasha Ali, USA TODAY

Fox News personalities came to Neil Cavuto's defense after President Donald Trump criticized the journalist for his recent elections coverage. 

During a Trump rally in Colorado Springs Thursday, the president took shots at Cavuto and his network. 

"Fox doesn't treat us the way they used to," Trump told the crowd. "All of their high-rated shows are the ones that like Trump. All of their loser shows are the ones that don’t like Trump. How is Shepard Smith doing? He had the lowest ratings and now Neil Cavuto took his place."

He also tweeted out his displeasure with Cavuto's segment on "Your World With Neil Cavuto" where guest A.B. Stoddard said the 2016 presidential debates were "cringeworthy."

"I think that Donald Trump had disastrous debate performances. Many answers were so cringeworthy you just couldn't even believe he was still standing on the stage and he's president," Stoddard said during Cavuto's show."

"Could somebody at @foxnews please explain to Trump hater A.B. Stoddard (zero talent!) and @TeamCavuto, that I won every one of my debates, from beginning to end. Check the polls taken immediately after the debates. The debates got me elected. Must be Fox Board Member Paul Ryan!," Trump wrote.

Fox News personalities came to their colleague's defense following Trump's criticism.

"He spent the past 30 or so minutes trashing one of our colleagues, Neil Cavuto, for no reason in particular,” Fox News contributor Richard Fowler said during a segment analyzing the rally Thursday. “This speaks to the problem with this presidency. He can run on the good economy and I will give him points for that, but to sit on this air and trash a good journalist, it speaks to the problem that we have."

He continued: "We can't tell our kids not to bully, we can't tell our kids to be nice to our neighbors, we can’t tell our children to do unto others when you have a president attacking a good man for no reason in particular aside from the fact that he criticized a particular policy position of his."

Fox Business anchor, Trish Regan also came to Cavuto's defense following Trump's attacks.

"It's come to my attention that the president while speaking to that crowd in Colorado Springs said some rather disparaging things about one of my colleagues someone who I respect tremendously, Neil Cavuto," Regan said. "(Cavuto) is someone who started this network, Fox Business, and someone who is the utmost journalist and always fair, I can tell you that about Neil. He is a fair person, a fair guy, and a good man."

She continued: “So I’m disappointed that the president said those things. Because Neil Cavuto is one guy who just doesn’t deserve it."

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