Fox News host Neil Cavuto doesn't back down after Trump tweets at him during the show

Fox News’s Neil Cavuto and a contributor to his show found themselves the subjects of a lengthy tirade by President Trump at his rally in Colorado Thursday night. For roughly ten minutes, Trump went on about his performances in the 2016 debates, holding up papers with polls showing how well he did in the debates, and taking the occasional shot at Cavuto and the contributor, A.B. Stoddard of RealClearPolitics. 

While taking his standard shots at the media, Trump added, “Fox is not that much better, we just got lucky ‘cause we have some…all their high-rated shows are the shows that like Trump. All their loser shows, like Cavuto, are the shows that don’t like Trump.”

Earlier in the day while discussing Mike Bloomberg’s dreadful performance in the Democratic debate Wednesday night, Stoddard mentioned Trump’s poor showings in the 2016 debates. 

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

A short time later, Trump posted a tweet calling Stoddard a Trump-hater, and claiming to have won every debate in 2016 from beginning to end. Cavuto earned his spot in Trump’s diatribe by correcting the president at the end of his show.

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COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump greets supporters after his speech at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US Senator Corey Gardner(R-CO) speaks to supporters as U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: Supporters of US President Donald Trump use their cell phones to take pictures during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: A construction worker holds up his hard helmet in support of US President Donald Trump wears a during aKeep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump greets supporters after his speech at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: A supporter of US President Donald Trump displays a sign before the start of a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: A supporter of US President Donald Trump wears a sequined Make America Great Again hat during Trump campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: Supporters cheer as US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: Supporters cheer as US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020.COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: Supporters of US President Donald Trump listen as he addresses a capacity crowd at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: Supporters of US President Donald Trump listen as he addresses a capacity crowd at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO, USA - FEBRUARY 20: US President Donald Trump addresses supporters during a Keep America Great campaign rally at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States on February 20, 2020. (Photo by Jason Connolly/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) joins President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Gardner, a first-term Republican senator, is up for reelection this year. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White greets President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) shakes hands with President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) shakes hands with President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO) shakes hands with President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt (L) joins President Donald Trump on stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: People laugh as President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald Trump speaks about his debate performance statistics to supporters during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald Trump mocks choking while describing Democratic Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg's debate performance during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald Trump walks onto stage during a Keep America Great rally on February 20, 2020 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Vice President Mike Pence and Sen. Cory Gardner, a first-term Republican up for reelection this year, joined Trump at the rally. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald J. Trump leaves the stage as supporters cheer him on at the Broadmoor World Arena on Thursday, February 20, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald J. Trump speaks to supporters at the Broadmoor World Arena on Thursday, February 20, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 20: President Donald J. Trump speaks to supporters at the Broadmoor World Arena on Thursday, February 20, 2020. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post)
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“Just to point out, he did not,” Cavuto said. “When you look at polls that came out from FoxNBCCNNPoliticoYouGov and a host of others, the initial read was that he had failed to do well in those debates. He ultimately won, but he didn’t poll well in those debates.”

Following the Trump tirade, Fox Business host Trish Regan came to Cavuto’s defense.

“[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,” Regan said. “So I’m disappointed that the president said those things because Neil Cavuto, because is one guy who just doesn’t deserve it.”

Your World With Neil Cavuto airs weekdays at 4 p.m. on Fox News Channel.

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