Fox News anchor Bret Baier said President Trump's criticisms of the press are often "way over the top" and that the relationship between the media and the current White House is hurting the country.
"The Trump administration not only complains about it behind the scenes, but the president obviously takes that case to the American people — and sometimes in a very pointed and, in my opinion, over-the-top way, which for us as journalists is very uncomfortable," Baier said in a new interview with Atlantic magazine's McKay Coppins.
Trump suggested Thursday on Twitter that news organizations may need to be more closely regulated on a federal level for publishing what he considers unfair or false information.
"With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License?" he said. "Bad for country!"
The attack was apparently driven by an NBC story that said Trump was looking to substantially increase the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
Trump denied the report.
"It may work to fire up the base because we're a target, we have lower approval ratings than Congress," Baier said in the interview about Trump's attacks. "But for doing our jobs, it's not a good thing. And probably for the country, it's not a good thing."
He said, however, that there are some news organizations "clearly advocating [against Trump] and not covering [him]."