Fox Business President Backs Maria Bartiromo Amid Widespread Criticism of ‘Softball’ Interview With Trump


Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo interviewed President Donald Trump this past weekend and received criticism for asking softball questions.

The Daily Beast recently reported on Bartiromo’s evolution into a very pro-Trump host on a very pro-Trump network. Recently, she actually said, “The DOJ, the FBI, the IRS, the CIA — they were all involved in trying to take down Donald Trump.”

Her interview with Trump addressed a number of serious topics and she asked substantive questions, but it wasn’t terribly hard-hitting.

And today Media Twitter criticized Bartiromo for not asking tougher questions:

Business Insider, in reporting on the criticism earlier, received a statement from Fox Business president Brian Jones defending Bartiromo and the interview:

“Maria Bartiromo’s wide-ranging interview with President Trump made news on multiple fronts and elicited answers to numerous questions. We are proud of her hard work and continued success across each of her FBN and FNC programs.”

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