Fox News’s Neil Cavuto calls out Trump on his own fake news

Fox News host Neil Cavuto took the President to task on Thursday when responding to Trump's criticism of the network. Trump's Fox feud escalated Thursday morning when he told Fox News radio host Brian Kilmeade that he was "unhappy with the network." But, it was the President's tweet from Wednesday in which he declared "fox isn't working for us!" that prompted Cavuto's response.

"First of all, Mr. President, we don't work for you. I don't work for you. My job is to cover you, not fawn over you, or rip you, just report on you, to call balls and strikes on you. My job Mr. President, our job here is to keep the score, not settle scores," said Cavuto in response to the tweet.

After explaining his "fair and balanced" approach to reporting, Cavuto said Trump isn't a fan of negative press or anyone questioning him. Cavuto explained, "You are the President; It comes with the job. Just like checking what you say, and do, comes with my job,"

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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)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 287 -- Pictured: (l-r) Fox Business Network�s Neil Cavuto during an interview with host Seth Meyers on November 11, 2015 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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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Cavuto checked Trump by pointing out multiple examples of the President's own misinformation and false claims. "I'm not the one who said tariffs are a wonderful thing; you are. I'm not the one that said Mexico would pay for the wall; you did. Just like I'm not the one who claimed Russia didn't meddle in the 2016 election; you did," said the Fox News host.

Cavuto continued reading off false claims made by Trump, like when he denied paying off Stormy Daniels; he said the Access Hollywood tape was fake; he claimed that he inherited a depression from Obama; and his recent reversal on background checks for guns within hours. "These aren't fake items. They are real items, and you really said to them," said Cavuto adding "Fake is when it's wrong Mr. President, not when it's unpleasant."

In the end, Cavuto acknowledged that the media isn't always fair to the President, but that doesn't mean he's entitled to his own facts, or special treatment. "Hard as it is to fathom, Mr. President, just because you're the leader of the free world, doesn't entitle you to a free pass. Unfortunately just a free press," Cavuto said in closing.

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