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Trump spent hours retweeting, slamming Fox News, including profane attacks on host Neil Cavuto

President Trump posted an unusually large number of all-caps tweets on Monday, from "REOPEN OUR COUNTRY!" and "LOSER!" (a reference to Sen. Mitt Romney [R-Utah]) to "OIL (ENERGY) IS BACK!!!!" But he spent Monday evening tweeting Fox News clips and retweeting attacks on the network and one of its hosts, Neil Cavuto. Every once in a while, Cavuto is prone to give a more-in-sorrow-than-anger lecture to Trump about truth and the problems with his falsehoods. But what irked Trump on Monday was Cavuto warning people not to follow Trump's lead on taking hydroxychloroquine.

Trump even retweeted an anti-Trump account whose point he appears to have missed.

One Trump retweet referred to Cavuto as "an a--hole," another said it's "hard to believe Cavuto is this foolish & gullible," while another accused the Fox News host of "sheer stupidity." Trump himself finally weighed in on a tweet asking Laura Ingraham what the problem is with her "irresponsible colleague" Cavuto. "Fox News is no longer the same," Trump lamented. "We miss the great Roger Ailes. You have more anti-Trump people, by far, than ever before. Looking for a new outlet!"

Ailes resigned in disgrace in 2016 from the network he created, amid a flurry of sexual harassment allegations and settlements. He died in 2017.