Fox News host tears into Trump: News media is not your problem, 'it’s you'

Fox News host Neil Cavuto tore into President Donald Trump on Tuesday night for Trump's continued social-media missives that targeted the news media and members of his own administration in recent days.

"Mr. President, it's not the fake news media that's your problem," Cavuto said. "It's you. It's not just your tweeting, it's your scapegoating. It's your refusal to see that sometimes you're the one who's feeding your own beast — and acting beastly with your own guys."

Trump this week conveyed his disappointment with the Justice Department for its handling of his now-blocked "travel ban," calling the newest version of his own executive order on the matter a "watered down," "politically correct" version that was not strong enough. Trump signed both versions of the order before they each were blocked by federal appeals courts.

"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.," Trump tweeted Monday, continuing a rant on that issue that began Saturday evening, as a deadly terror attack unfolded in London.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Television journalist Neil Cavuto attends 'The Last Man on the Moon' New York screening held at the Roxy Hotel on February 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Fox News Commentator, Neil Cavuto (L) and Captain Eugene Cernan attend the 'Last Man on the Moon' New York Premiere at Roxy Hotel on February 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 14: (L-R) Neil Cavuto and Maria Bartiromo, moderators of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate speak to the audience on stage at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center prior to the debate on January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, South Carolina. The sixth Republican debate is held in two parts, one main debate for the top seven candidates, and another for three other candidates lower in the current polls. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 14: Neil Cavuto, moderator of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate arrives on stage at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, South Carolina. The sixth Republican debate is held in two parts, one main debate for the top seven candidates, and another for three other candidates lower in the current polls. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JANUARY 14: Neil Cavuto, moderator of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate arrives on stage at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, South Carolina. The sixth Republican debate is held in two parts, one main debate for the top seven candidates, and another for three other candidates lower in the current polls. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17: Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto, speaks with Paul Volcker, when he visits FOX Business Network's 'CAVUTO: Coast To Coast' at FOX Studios on June 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Neil Cavuto hosts 'Cavuto' on FOX Business Network at FOX Studios on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 17: Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto, speaks with Paul Volcker, when he visits FOX Business Network's 'CAVUTO: Coast To Coast' at FOX Studios on June 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Rudy Giuliani (R) talks with host Neil Cavuto on the set of 'Cavuto' on FOX Business Network at FOX Studios on September 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 03: Neil Cavuto speaks with the audience during FOX's 'Your World with Cavuto' live from the River Walk at Trump International Hotel & Tower on October 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 03: Neil Cavuto during 'Cavuto' on Fox Business Network live from the River Walk at Trump International Hotel & Tower on October 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 03: Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts (L) and Neil Cavuto (R) during 'Cavuto' on Fox Business Network live from the River Walk at Trump International Hotel & Tower on October 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 08: FOX News host Neil Cavuto poses on the red carpet upon arrival at a salute to FOX News Channel's Brit Hume on January 8, 2009 in Washington, DC. Hume was honored for his 35 years in journalism. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 27: Neil Cavuto, left, Dick Morris, right, both of Fox News, and Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., listen to Bill Clinton address the crowd on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Denver when Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., made is vice-presidential acceptance speech, August 27, 2008. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 03: Neil Cavuto during 'Cavuto' on Fox Business Network live from the River Walk at Trump International Hotel & Tower on October 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - OCTOBER 24: Georgette Mosbacher and Neil Cavuto attend A Celebration for the Launch of THE FOX BUSINESS NETWORK at Temple of Dendur on October 24, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by JIMI CELESTE/patrickmcmullan.com/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
CHICAGO - OCTOBER 13: FOX News Channel's Neil Cavuto (L) poses with Dick Morris former senior advisor to President Clinton at a book signing October 13, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Harrison/Getty Images)
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"I bet they're too afraid to tell you," continued Cavuto. "They're not perfect, but they do have your back. Do you have theirs," he asked referring to the president's administration.

Trump has been firing off salvos at the news media on Twitter, accusing outlets of trying to silence him on the social-media platform: "The FAKE MSM is working so hard trying to get me not to use Social Media," Trump said on Twitter Monday. "They hate that I can get the honest and unfiltered message out."

"Sorry folks, but if I would have relied on the Fake News of CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, washpost or nytimes, I would have had ZERO chance winning WH," Trump said in another tweet shortly after.

Cavuto sought to turn the spotlight back on Trump: "Mr. President, they didn't tweet disparaging comments about a London mayor in the middle of a murder spree — you did. They didn't turn on a travel ban that you signed — you did. You're right to say a lot of people are out to get you ... but ... the buck stops with you, Mr. President."

"I find it ironic that on this, the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, some of your most ardent backers are desperately girding for another battle — not for Normandy — for normalcy," said Cavuto.

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