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election 2020

Trump starts Election Day by going on Fox News to complain about Fox News

There's something to be said for consistency, regardless of circumstances.

President Trump kicked off Election Day morning by phoning into Fox & Friends. Host Brian Kilmeade asked the president to respond to some criticism issued by his predecessor, Barack Obama, who has been campaigning for Trump's Democratic challenger, Joe Biden. Trump, who generally doesn't shy away from going after Obama, wound up turning the tables on Fox News in this instance for providing too much coverage of Biden's campaign.

"Fox puts [Obama] on more than anybody else, which is sort of shocking to me because Fox has changed a lot," he complained, adding that he thinks the network's coverage is "the biggest difference" between his 2016 presidential run and the current one.

Fox & Friends' trio of hosts pushed back a little in an attempt to defend their network, arguing that Fox tries to cover both sides equally, but Trump wasn't buying it. He did, however, concede there were individuals that he still appreciates, including the Fox & Friends crew, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson.

Biden, meanwhile, began his day by attending a church service in Delaware before visiting the gravesites of his late son, Beau, and his first wife, Neilia, and daughter, Naomi, who were killed in a car crash in 1972.