Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway: Anonymous Trump Official’s Op-Ed is ‘Huge Strategic Blunder’ For Media

Batten down the hatches, the Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway is out with a piping hot take: the New York Times op-ed, written anonymously by a the senior Trump administration official to warn that the president is detrimental to the republic, is a “huge strategic blunder” for… the media. After calling the op-ed a “threat to our constitutional republic,” Hemingway argued that if “the media” had a grand plan by publishing this opinion piece, it backfired. Ha! “It was just a huge strategic blunder of people in the media and people in the Resistance to think that this would go over well,” she said on Fox News Thursday. “You do not have to like Donald Trump to like our constitutional system of governance. And I think it is absolutely time for people to stop enabling and supporting this resistance and thinking about who they are resisting against.” “Or stand up and Continue reading "Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway: Anonymous Trump Official’s Op-Ed is ‘Huge Strategic Blunder’ For Media"

Fox News’ Bret Baier Grills Mitch McConnell: Are You Worried WH Officials Are Trying to Bring Trump Down?

Mitch McConnell appeared on Fox News for an interview with Bret Baier on Wednesday, and the anchor grilled the Senate Majority Leader over a stunning op-ed written by an anonymous White House official warning that President Donald Trump is “anti-democratic,” “petty and ineffective,” amongst other things. “Well I had not seen this piece until your set up at the beginning of this show, so therefore I really have nothing to say about it,” McConnell said of the op-ed. He went on to note that for “people who are right of center, it’s been an extraordinarily productive Congress.” Baier pointed out that the op-ed “suggests that despite [Trump’s] leadership style, these successes are happening.” After noting the Trump administration’s achievements, the anonymous official wrote: “But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.” “Do you Continue reading "Fox News’ Bret Baier Grills Mitch McConnell: Are You Worried WH Officials Are Trying to Bring Trump Down?"

Fox News Anchor Bret Baier Calls Out Trump: His Story on Cohen Was Clearly ‘Not 100 Percent Truthful’

Fox News Special Report anchor Bret Baier, known for playing it pretty close to the vest, stopped just short of saying it — President Donald Trump flat-out lied to the American people. “In the middle of all of this and with the Fox News interview with the president yesterday morning saying he didn’t know until after the payments were made, that was called into question because originally he said he didn’t know about them at all,” America’s Newsroom co-anchor Sandra Smith began — citing testimony from Trump organization CFO Allen Weisselberg corroborating Michael Cohen‘s accounts of events. “Yeah, I mean, the president’s rollout of explaining this has not been clear,” Baier confirmed. “The Washington Post says it’s a flat-out lie in their fact-checking.” “I think you could look back at the statements and clearly he was not one-hundred percent truthful as he laid that out,” he Continue reading "Fox News Anchor Bret Baier Calls Out Trump: His Story on Cohen Was Clearly ‘Not 100 Percent Truthful’"

Bret Baier Presses Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s Attacks on Omarosa: Why Does He ‘Keep Tweeting’?

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway defended President Donald Trump tonight as Fox News’ Bret Baier confronted her about the President’s continued attacks on Omarosa Manigault Newman. Just this morning Trump called her a “dog”: Baier asked if Manigault Newman is really such a lowlife, “why did he hire her?” Conway said they’d known each other for years and recalled how much Manigault Newman praised Trump during the campaign. More broadly, Baier asked, “Why does he feel compelled to keep tweeting about Omarosa? Doesn’t that give more attention to this book and her charges?” Conway said Trump just wants to defend himself and remind people he Continue reading "Bret Baier Presses Kellyanne Conway on Trump’s Attacks on Omarosa: Why Does He ‘Keep Tweeting’?"

Bret Baier to Kimmel: Trump Likes Fox News’ Opinion Shows More Than Its News Shows

Fox News’s Bret Baier said what we’ve all been thinking: President Donald Trump probably prefers Fox News’s opinion shows to its news shows. Baier told Jimmy Kimmel Thursday that the reason he knows the president watches his show is “because we’ll have a panel discussion and it’ll be on a topic and suddenly a tweet will come out about that topic.” “And during the panel I’ll say, ‘Just in, the president says X, Y, and Z,'” he added with a smile. “Obviously I think he likes the opinion shows a little bit better than the news shows at Fox, but he definitely watches,” he added. Kimmel asked if Baier would like to split Fox News into a news division and an opinion division so that they’re not “lumped together,” to which Baier said: “We’re one team, we’re one company, we’re two different businesses entirely.” “The biggest problem is Continue reading "Bret Baier to Kimmel: Trump Likes Fox News’ Opinion Shows More Than Its News Shows"

Fox News’ Bret Baier Tells Kimmel Defending CNN Reporter Was ‘No Brainer’: You Must ‘Stand For Access’

Fox News anchor Bret Baier sat down with Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night to promote his new book Three Days in Moscow. Kimmel began by thanking Baier for reaching out to him after his son’s heart surgery as many of his colleagues at Fox News were “attacking” him for weighing in on the health care debate. Baier explained to the audience how he himself went through the same thing as his own son had three open heart surgeries and nine angioplasties. They then discussed Baier’s defense of CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins, who was barred from a White House event last week for attempting to ask tough questions to President Donald Trump, something Kimmel called “reassuring.” “It was a no brainer,” Baier told Kimmel. “I’m on the news side of the house and you have to stand for access, this is a credentialed person… and to Fox News’s credit, Continue reading "Fox News’ Bret Baier Tells Kimmel Defending CNN Reporter Was ‘No Brainer’: You Must ‘Stand For Access’"

Fox’s Bret Baier: Technically Giuliani is Right, Collusion Isn’t a Crime, Conspiracy to Steal an Election Is

On Fox News Channel’s Outnumbered Overtime, host Harris Faulkner spoke with host of Special Report Bret Baier about the surprise call-in interview with Rudy Giuliani that she and the other Outnumbered hosts conducted in the previous hour. Baier cut right to the center of what has been the news all day, since Giuliani went on a morning show blitz: his new tactic of saying that collusion isn’t illegal anyway. “I think that that call was in part to be a cleanup on aisle five on previous interviews in which it seems like Rudy Giuliani was moving the goal posts as far as what either the president believed, or, you know, what collusion was, or was it a crime,” said Baier. “I think he wanted to clean that up, to make it clear. Faulkner asked him, “Do you think he cleaned it up?” “Listen, he said, ‘If there was Continue reading "Fox’s Bret Baier: Technically Giuliani is Right, Collusion Isn’t a Crime, Conspiracy to Steal an Election Is"