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Even Fox & Friends thinks Trump listens to the media too much

President Trump's favorite morning show hosts think he listens way too much to people like them.

On Fox & Friends Monday morning, host Brian Kilmeade argued that Trump "cares way too much about people in the media," noting that the president is "not a candidate" and has "got to make some tough decisions," The Washington Post reports. The hosts had been discussing a back-and-forth between Trump and conservative pundit Ann Coulter, who had slammed him as the "biggest wimp ever to serve as president" after he agreed to re-open the government without receiving the $5.7 billion he has demanded for border wall funding. Trump didn't take kindly to Coulter's comments, saying in a Wall Street Journal interview, "I hear she's become very hostile. Maybe I didn't return her phone call or something."

But with Trump having evidently been highly tuned into what pundits thought of his shutdown decision, going after some individual Fox News correspondents for their responses, it seems unlikely the president will heed Kilmeade's advice anytime soon.