Fact Check

Did Fox News Journalist Chris Wallace Tweet Insults at Donald Trump?

Hint: A key question is whether Wallace even has a Twitter account.

Published Nov. 20, 2019

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 19:  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Fox News anchor and moderator Chris Wallace after the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8.  (Photo by Mark Ralston-Pool/Getty Images) (Getty Images)
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Fox News host Chris Wallace tweeted a number of insults at U.S. President Donald Trump.

In late November 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to lob insults at Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace.

In response, some shared an alleged tweet authored by Wallace in response to the president.

However, Wallace did not write the above tweet. He doesn't have a Twitter account, and likewise the tweet wasn't sent from the account of Fox News Sunday, the news show he anchors.

Trump was indeed unhappy with Wallace over an interview with U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., about the ongoing impeachment hearings against the president. Trump has been accused by a whistleblower of attempting to extort damaging information from Ukraine about a political rival by withholding crucial military aid. Wallace had challenged Scalise, a defender of Trump, on several points. The interview can be viewed here:

Both Wallace and Trump are the sons of prominent fathers. Wallace is the son of the late CBS "60 Minutes" journalist Mike Wallace, while Trump's father, Fred Trump, was a prolific developer who was responsible for building the Trump family's real estate empire.

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more