Fox News allows Leland Vittert to commit journalistic malfeasance in ambush interview with Trump trade adviser

When President Trump called out Fox News weekend hosts Arthel Neville and Leland Vittert in March, I was blissfully ignorant of this malignant duo.

Trump asked whether they had been trained at CNN. Probably not! Probably just about any journalism school in America could produce similarly left-wing biased reporters.

Now that I have watched them, I have to say the President was being rather kind to them. They are atrocious journalists, and if Fox News thinks they belong on the air, then it makes me question whether Fox News belongs on my TV at all.


This weekend, Vittert tried to ambush President Trump’s trade adviser Peter Navarro, and exposed his own contempt for his own profession, for common decency and certainly for President Trump. Here is part of the interview:


A report by Kristinn Taylor at Gateway Pundit has characterized it as a “hostile, physically aggressive interview” about China trade and tariff policies. The only words that can appropriately describe Vittert’s demeanor are sneering, smirking, scoffing and disgusting.

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The previous video is the best quality, but if you want to see the rest of the interview, it was captured by a viewer on a cellphone, so you can see it all.

Jump to 2:55 on the timer to pick up just where the other video ends:

The best part is that Navarro, like Stephen Miller, fights back against the ambush and thus exposes Vittert for the buffoon he is.

Vittert obviously began the interview with the intent of making Trump’s tariffs on China look like a bad idea. He repeatedly put words in Navarro’s mouth, and then when Navarro would try to correct him, he would interrupt and heckle him. For instance, when Navarro tried to explain how the US gains new powers to fight China by declaring it a currency manipulator, Vittert totally failed to understand him and prevented him from completing his argument.

Navarro notices Vittert physically pushing closer to him while refusing to let him answer and says, “I don’t understand the hostility here” while holding his hands up as if to avert a threatening gesture.

Later, Navarro says, “You can’t keep doing this. You’re being really overbearing and demonstrating a lack of understanding of the dynamics of this situation.”

I would not have been so polite.

I strongly encourage you to watch the full video if you can stomach it!

Here is a link to my choices for the Worst Five Hosts on Fox News. I’m sorry I didn’t include Leland Vittert now!

The best part of the clip happens just after the 4 minute mark when Navarro tells Vittert, “You’ve got to back off here.” Vittert scoots back 6 inches, and asks, “How far back?”

Navarro doesn’t miss a beat as he responds, “A little more would be good,” at which point Vittert promises to “try to roll off the set.”

Unfortunately, unlike President Trump, Leland Vittert doesn’t keep his promises. Too bad. The interview would have gone much better without him!


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20 Replies to “Fox News allows Leland Vittert to commit journalistic malfeasance in ambush interview with Trump trade adviser”

  1. Always interrupting guests’ answers shows extreme hubris…hes a fucktard that’s an ego tripper.

  2. I can’t stand this idiot Vittert (along with probably millions of others). Why does FNC hire leftist buffoons? Please fire him!

    1. I have to disagree a bit with the order of your “worst hosts” video, but I mostly agree with you about who belongs on the list. As for Vittert, he has been an aggressive little dingle-berry for the entire time he has been on FNC.

  3. Leland Vittert makes me change the channel or turn off tv. Rude, biased. Fox News you are better than that.

  4. Leland’s constant interruption of his guests is beyond rude – the guests get so upset you can see it in their faces – when his interviews are over – I cannot tell you one thing it was about – the guest trying to talk and Leland overtalking them.

  5. I like Foxnews and literally just happened to see Leland for the first time today. I know, late on this game. But wow, I have no clue how this pretentious little worm is on this channel. He’s so disrespectful and arrogant. He asks a question but doesn’t allow, or even furthermore care about the answer. What’s the end goal having him on your network, Fox?

  6. Never watched this before but knew as I starting hearing him he was a nasty libral, Fox needs to clean up they’re cast members , I’m sure some would fit in better at CNN, Fox has other librals that are no where as rude, nasty, interfering, dimwit as this dude , I can understand why he has no woman or man in his life ,

  7. Unbelievable how rude Leland Vittert is to his guests, and blatantly biased, he needs to join Shep Smith! Very disappointed in Fox.

  8. It was one of the worst interviews I’ve seen, I still cringe when I think of it. How disrespectful Leland was to Navarro, who could run Vittert in circles with his intellect. Navarro handled the entire episode like a real pro.

  9. Watched Leland over the Holidays on Fox! What a Ass! Fox should send him back to the Middle East or give him to CNN!! What a Rude little Shit head!!! Who does he think he is’ talking to people like that! What’s going on Fox!!!

  10. Frank Miele is RIGHT ON! Leland Vittert and his airhead fellow biased talking head Arthel Neville, plus his “top five” are DIMINISHING the brand produced by Roger Ailes and FoxNews will pay dearly. There is a wonderful opportunity for a competitor to replace the ever increasingly leftward drift of FoxNews. Dana Perino has been a FLAKE since the beginning! She, like G.W. Bush have demonstrated what a “Compassionate Conservative is: a LIBERAL!

      1. Can we encourage Fox to get rid of him…can’t stand him! The most rude, opinionated, stupid, biased
        jerk on TV. Should be on CNN,- or really NO WHERE!!!!!!!!!! Ugh!

  11. Today Vittert said that Joe Biden couldn’t have gotten the Chinese bribe money because it didn’t show up on his tax return. I didn’t realize that anyone could actually be that stupid.

  12. He’s the best! He doesn’t allow people to evade questions and spout talking points. He does it to the libtards too!

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