Mike Huckabee Defends Trump from Ann Coulter: If She Has the Solution, ‘Let Her Run for Office’


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President Donald Trump‘s weekend proposal for an immigration deal was panned by Ann Coulter, who compared him to Jeb Bush. Today Mike Huckabee came to POTUS’ defense and said Coulter should run for office if she has the answer. Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade brought up Coulter’s criticisms on his radio show today and argued, “You just can’t govern without giving in. And it gave conservatives––even though you’re a conservative––there’s not enough conservatives for you to win the presidency. You can’t govern just for conservatives.” Huckabee remarked, “If she’s got the way to get it done, let her run for office. She’s never done that, so she’s never had to be in the position of having to sit down and work through something to a solution.” He defended Trump’s position and said there are some “reasonable” concessions for him to Continue reading "Mike Huckabee Defends Trump from Ann Coulter: If She Has the Solution, ‘Let Her Run for Office’"

Fox’s Brian Kilmeade Hits Trump After US Troops Killed in Syria Bombing: ‘Clearly’ ISIS is Not Dead


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Brian Kilmeade is quickly becoming the policy iconoclast on Fox News opinion-based programming. While nearly all of Fox News conservative-based opinion shows are consistently pro-Trump, Kilmeade occasionally stands out in the crowd with reasonable criticism on some of President Donald Trump’s policies (though this is far and away the exception to the rule.) Fox & Friends hosted a studio audience on Thursday’s show and took questions about various topics of the day. One such guest asked about the situation in Syria and Trumps’ “pulling the troops out.” The guest continued “we’re afraid that’s going to create a vacuum where ISIS could rear its ugly head again,” before asking guest Pete Hegseth to opine. Hegseth, who has served multiple tours in the U.S. military, claimed that “we have got to keep crushing ISIS and the folks that wish us harm” before parroting President Donald Trump’s position that the U.S. Continue reading "Fox’s Brian Kilmeade Hits Trump After US Troops Killed in Syria Bombing: ‘Clearly’ ISIS is Not Dead"

Brian Kilmeade: Vice Portrays Bush as ‘Doofus,’ Cheney as ‘Satan,’… So There’s ‘Nothing Accurate About it’


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Donald Trump did not get a single mention by name” at Sunday night’s Golden Globes, Steve Doocy reported Monday morning on Fox & Friends. Still, viewers tuning in expecting the morning show to tee off on the Hollywood left were not disappointed — as co-host Brian Kilmeade unleashed on the Dick Cheney biopic Vice, and star Christian Bale. The show played a clip of the actor thanked “Satan” for providing him inspiration to play the former vice president. After the clip, Kilmeade teed off on a movie he has not yet seen. “He did make him seem like Satan, by reports,” Kilmeade said. “Also made [Donald] Rumsfeld seem extremely evil…President [George W.] Bush look like a doofus. Condoleezza Rice totally was ignored, as was Karl Rove, they didn’t say a word, evidently, in the entire movie. And Colin Powell was duped. So nothing accurate about Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade: Vice Portrays Bush as ‘Doofus,’ Cheney as ‘Satan,’… So There’s ‘Nothing Accurate About it’"

Steve Scalise Calls on AOC to Stand Up to Her Twitter Followers For Sending Inappropriate Tweets


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Congressional members Steve Scalise and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got into a bit of a Twitter debate this weekend over the latter’s suggestion during a 60 Minutes interview in which she suggested a marginal income tax rate of 70% for anything over the first $10 million in a given year. The back and forth was a civil policy discussion until some of AOC’s Twitter followers chimed in with remarkably inappropriate comments directed towards Scalise, who survived being shot during Congressional baseball practice in the summer of 2017. Some on Twitter  — who appeared sympathetic to Ocasio-Cortez — added Twitter comments that mocked Scalise’s near-death experience like “snipe his ass” and “she’s got better aim than” the now deceased shooter who attacked Scalise. As such, the Louisana Republican bowed out of the discourse and encouraged a House floor discussion with the New York progressive. When asked by co-host Brian Kilmeade if he had Continue reading "Steve Scalise Calls on AOC to Stand Up to Her Twitter Followers For Sending Inappropriate Tweets"

Brian Kilmeade Dings Anderson Cooper’s Treatment of AOC: ‘That Was Not a Hard Hitting Interview’


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Newly elected member of Congress (and a lightning rod for conservative criticism) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sat down for an interview with Anderson Cooper last week for a 60 Minutes segment that aired on Sunday. The widely viewed segment created numerous headlines, but in the eyes of Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade, Ocasio-Cortez was given the softball treatment from Cooper and 60 Minutes producers. Ocasio-Cortez was asked by Cooper to explain factual inaccuracies she provided in previous media appearances and her explanation that “a lot of people more concerned about being precisely factually and semantically correct than about being morally right,” to which Steve Doocy echoed “being morally right” with a wry grin. Kilmeade then chimed in, adding “that’s an interesting come back to that question,” adding ” I think it left Anderson Cooper befuddled.” He then offered that Ocasio-Cortez “has had a remarkably easy run of things even for Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade Dings Anderson Cooper’s Treatment of AOC: ‘That Was Not a Hard Hitting Interview’"

Brian Kilmeade Slams Trump on Syria: Will ‘Make Everyone’s Security More Perilous’


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Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade continued voicing criticism of President Donald Trump sudden withdrawal of U.S. troops from war-torn Syria and his much-derided claim that “ISIS is Defeated” in Syria. Kilmeade has been a loyal supporter of the White House, but over the course of the past week, he has begun sharing critical takes on the Trump administration. The fact that he is saying this on what is considered to be Trump’s favorite cable news program is notable — largely because it is typically such a pro-Trump opinion show. In a conversation with Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy, who is the Syria withdrawal, Kilmeade connected the sudden withdrawal of troops, and sudden resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, to the threat of terrorist attacks such as the shooting in San Bernadino by radicalized extremists. Kilmeade said, “what he is going to do early is a classic America pull Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade Slams Trump on Syria: Will ‘Make Everyone’s Security More Perilous’"

Brian Kilmeade Goes Off on Sarah Sanders Over Syria: Trump Just ‘Refounded ISIS’ By Leaving


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Brian Kilmeade grilled Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday by saying President Trump essentially “refounded ISIS” if he pulls the U.S. military out of Syria. The White House press secretary gave an interview to Fox & Friends, during which, she addressed the possibility of a government shutdown while playing down the clear disagreements between Trump and outgoing Defense Secretary James Mattis. Kilmeade blasted Trump for abandoning America’s Kurdish allies with the Syria withdrawal earlier in the show, and when he got to ask Sanders about this, he held nothing back.
“He is giving Russia a big win. Vladimir Putin praised him. He also is doing exactly what he criticized President Obama for doing. He said President Obama is the founder of ISIS. He just refounded ISIS because they have 30,000 men there and they are already striking back with our would-be evacuation. The president is really on the griddle Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade Goes Off on Sarah Sanders Over Syria: Trump Just ‘Refounded ISIS’ By Leaving"

Kilmeade Blasts Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: We’re Abandoning Kurds Who are ‘Three Weeks from Total Slaughter’


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As Fox & Friends covered James Mattis‘ departure from the Trump Administration on Friday, they spent a good portion of their time pummeling critics for their concern for whether he left on his own terms or was pushed out. The curvy couch started by acknowledging Mattis’ repudiation of President Trump‘s worldview in his resignation letter. As Brian Kilmeade called it an “insult” and took note of the various issues where Mattis and Trump disagree, he said Mattis was going to leave in January anyway, which prompted Steve Doocy to ask “why was there such a freakout?” After running clips of critical reactions from those in politics and in the media, Doocy brought up the reports of Trump’s interest in withdrawing troops from Afghanistan as well as Syria. Mattie disagrees with the president on both fronts, though Doocy said Trump’s position is “no surprise” based on his views Continue reading "Kilmeade Blasts Trump’s Syria Withdrawal: We’re Abandoning Kurds Who are ‘Three Weeks from Total Slaughter’"

Joe Scarborough Shouts Out Brian Kilmeade’s Criticism of Trump’s Syria Pullout: ‘We’re Cutting and Running’


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On Thursday, Morning Joe discussed Donald Trump‘s Syrian withdrawal announcement by taking note of how many of his allies disagree with the decision. As the president claims ISIS has been defeated and defends pulling American forces out of the region, a number of Trump’s fellow conservatives have warned that this a huge mistake with dire long term consequences. Even though Fox & Friends is typically one of Trump’s favorite cable news shows, he might not be happy with how Brian Kilmeade used a portion of today’s program to condemn the move “stunning and irresponsible.” As Joe Scarborough compared the Syria withdrawal to Barack Obama‘s criticized decision to pull troops out of Iraq in 2011, he found it interesting that Kilmeade is among those criticizing Trump.
“Even Donald Trump’s own administration is saying today they are concerned by his decision, saying eight days ago – what Kilmeade is Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Shouts Out Brian Kilmeade’s Criticism of Trump’s Syria Pullout: ‘We’re Cutting and Running’"

Brian Kilmeade Blasts Trump’s ‘Stunning and Irresponsible’ Syria Withdrawal: Nobody Thinks ISIS is Defeated


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The solid foundation of support provided to President Donald Trump by the very supportive Fox & Friends appears to be showing some cracks. Co-host Brian Kilmeade did not hold back in criticizing the Commander in Chief’s stunning announcement via Twitter plans to withdrawal 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, saying it was “stunning and irresponsible” and blindsided Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. In a Wednesday Tweet, Trump announced that “We have defeated ISIS in Syria” as an explanation for the troop withdrawal: As many commentators have pointed out, in no way has ISIS been “defeated” in Syria — contrary to what is heard on Fox News. On Wednesday, Reuters reported that ISIS militants in Syria had killed 700 prisoners in two months, according to a watchdog. The Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade Blasts Trump’s ‘Stunning and Irresponsible’ Syria Withdrawal: Nobody Thinks ISIS is Defeated"

Fox & Friends Host Steve Doocy: Trump ‘Lost on the Wall’


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Donald Trump continues to bellow about his border (or boarder?) wall, but even his most ardent defenders at Fox & Friends have declared it a lost cause. Like Walter Cronkite in 1968, only with less gravity and more absurdity, Curvy Coucher Steve Doocy has declared Trump’s quest for a border wall unwinnable. On Wednesday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends, co-host Brian Kilmeade told White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, to her face, that Trump “has no leverage” in his pursuit of a border wall, and things actually got worse from there. Later in the program, the trio of hosts was interviewing former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and despite Gingrich’s insistence that Trump would prevail on the issue, the gang was decidedly unconvinced. “Is it something that he just needs to give up on?” co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked Gingrich. “Because Nancy Pelosi and Continue reading "Fox & Friends Host Steve Doocy: Trump ‘Lost on the Wall’"

Fox & Friends Hosts Come Out Swinging With Kellyanne: Trump ‘Has No Leverage’ for Wall


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Fox & Friends came out swinging in their interview with White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, pressing her over President Trump‘s apparent caving on his promise to get his border wall funded. Steve Doocy started things off by noting Trump was “very clear he’d be proud to shut down the government if he didn’t get funding for the wall.” “What’s up with that stand?” Doocy asked. As Conway dismissed the funding fight as being about the wall and accused Democrats of flip-flopping on border security, Brian Kilmeade pushed back: “Kellyanne, we know all of that, but the president has no leverage!” “That’s not true,” Conway responded, and when Doocy noted that Paul Ryan doesn’t want the wall either, she said the outgoing House Speaker should really try to make border security part of his legacy. The interview proceeded with questions of whether Trump is truly willing Continue reading "Fox & Friends Hosts Come Out Swinging With Kellyanne: Trump ‘Has No Leverage’ for Wall"

Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade: Mob Was ‘Getting Paid’ to Threaten Tucker Carlson’s House


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Brian Kilmeade has an idea of what was afoot on Wednesday night outside of Tucker Carlson’s home that he was eager to share with his Fox & Friends viewers Friday Morning. He believes that the threatening mob that gathered outside the Fox News’ host were getting paid to do sow. Some background: on Wednesday night a group of 20 or so aggressive protestors gathered outside Carlson’s private home in a threatening and violent manner. This reprehensible and cowardly act has not only launched a police investigation in the D.C. area in which Carlson and his family reside but has also spawned a universal and bipartisan outcry of condemnation from media figures from across the political spectrum. Steve Doocy then shared a joint statement from Fox News executives Suzanne Scott and Jay Wallace, that read in part “We as a nation have become far too intolerant of different points of view. Recent events across our country Continue reading "Fox & Friends’ Brian Kilmeade: Mob Was ‘Getting Paid’ to Threaten Tucker Carlson’s House"

Brian Kilmeade Doesn’t Understand Why Obama’s Fear-Mongering Doesn’t Get Same Scrutiny as Trump’s


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On the day before the midterm elections, Fox & Friends covered the varying rhetorical tactics between current and former presidents. President Donald Trump is doing a remarkable number of pre-election rallies where he continues to talk about “mobs not jobs” and decrying an “invasion” of a caravan of thousands of migrants that are roughly 1,000 miles away (traveling by foot.) President Barack Obama is also out on the campaign trail talking about how the midterms are a referendum on the Trump administration, which he predictably paints in stark political terms. In the eyes of host Brian Kilmeade, both are guilty of fear-mongering, though he doesn’t understand why Obama is getting a pass:
“I mean, President Obama, unbelievable charisma the way he can speak. How convincing he delivers it as a public speaker without fear. We watched him for eight years and seen his promises and policies they fall Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade Doesn’t Understand Why Obama’s Fear-Mongering Doesn’t Get Same Scrutiny as Trump’s"

Fox & Friends Defends Trump Media Attacks: He’s Simply Asking Report News the ‘Way I Want it Reported’


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Fox & Friends offered some light criticism this week of President Donald Trump‘s use of “enemy of the people” to describe the media. In light of pipe bombs being sent to CNN by one of the president’s fervent supporters, Axios asked Trump about his use of the term in an interview. The president explained: “It’s my only form of fighting back. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t do that.” That explanation was apparently enough for Fox & Friends to justify the president’s use of the Stalinist phrase. “Clearly what he doesn’t like, is he does not like stories that he feels are not fair to what he is doing,” co-host Steve Doocy observed. Doocy pointed out that Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei pressed Trump on the possibility that his heated rhetoric could incite violence. Ainsley Earhardt cut in: “How frustrating would it be if you are the president Continue reading "Fox & Friends Defends Trump Media Attacks: He’s Simply Asking Report News the ‘Way I Want it Reported’"

Fox & Friends Chides Trump for ‘Enemy of the People’ Media Attacks: It ‘Does a Lot of Damage’


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Fox & Friends may be known as President Donald Trump‘s program of choice, but its hosts chided him in their Tuesday morning broadcast, apparently fed up by his relentless attacks on the media. Replaying a clip of the commander in chief’s interview from the previous day with the network’s Laura Ingraham, Trump’s infamous “enemy of the people” line was once again heard as he defended his use of the phrase, which is widely seen as dangerous to the press. In a candid moment, Brian Kilmeade then said he wanted Trump to drop the remark altogether. “I really wish he would lose that term,” Kilmeade said. “It doesn’t help anybody. It doesn’t push back on the media that he wants to push back on.” While Kilmeade noted that the media sometimes appears to take an adversarial tone toward Trump, he felt the comment was uncalled for. “Some of the Continue reading "Fox & Friends Chides Trump for ‘Enemy of the People’ Media Attacks: It ‘Does a Lot of Damage’"

Sarah Sanders Suggests Negative Coverage of Trump Partly to Blame for Bomb Scares


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On Fox and Friends on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders spoke about President Trump‘s rally last night and the many devices and suspicious packages mailed to prominent administration critics and foes this week. Sanders said that the media is partly to blame for the events. Host Brian Kilmeade first noted that there were additional targets, including Robert de Niro and Joe Biden, noting both are critics of Trump, and co-host Steve Doocy brought up the President’s tweet from this morning in which he placed blame on “fake news.” Sanders first replied to Kilmeade that the administration condemns “violence in all forms”, calling the situation a “despicable act”. She answered Doocy by agreeing with the President. “Certainly the media has a role to play in this process,” she said. “When 90% of the coverage about this president is negative, despite the historic successes, when ideas are Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Suggests Negative Coverage of Trump Partly to Blame for Bomb Scares"

Fox & Friends‘ Brian Kilmeade Claims He Accidentally Made $600 Contribution to Trump Campaign


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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade says he unwittingly made a contribution to the Trump campaign after the 2016 election. As The Hill reports, Kilmeade had done some Christmas shopping and got gifts for family and friends who support the then President-elect Donald Trump from the campaign website, buying things like “Make America Great Again” hats and ornaments. “I had no idea that this would be considered a donation,” Kilmeade told The Hill in an interview. “I’m looking for something cool and unique for Christmas for adults after this historic election. [The ornaments were] a little expensive in retrospect, but that was it. I had no idea that would go to a campaign contribution.” Perhaps the checkout on the website should have raised a red flag since customers are given an option to make an additional donation and that they must enter their occupation in compliance to federal election Continue reading "Fox & Friends‘ Brian Kilmeade Claims He Accidentally Made $600 Contribution to Trump Campaign"

Trump Claims Being President Has Cost Him $2-3 Billion: It’s Worth It, ‘I’ve Done a Great Job’


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On Fox and Friends on Thursday, President Trump was on air by phone for an extended interview covering several topics, which included at one point, naturally, his own wealth. Answering Brian Kilmeade about whether being President is worth the trouble, Trump said the job has probably cost him billions of dollars. Kilmeade prefaced his question with a litany of the president’s woes, including the recent New York Times report on his taxes his friends and associates facing jail, and so on. “Mr. President, big picture question, when you look at the scrutiny on your personal finances, and the taxes go back to your dad, when you see your lawyer that has to cut deals and the National Enquirer buddy of yours has to cut deals, CFO of your company has got immunity, and you see pressure of family is under and 50% of the country doesn’t like you, and 50% Continue reading "Trump Claims Being President Has Cost Him $2-3 Billion: It’s Worth It, ‘I’ve Done a Great Job’"

WATCH: Fox Nation Announces Wild Show Line-Up, Starring Tomi, Hannity, Jesse Watters and… Mark Furhman!


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Fox’s streaming, on-demand incarnation of Fox Nation is debuting this fall. And today they announced their lineup — described as “long-form programming including documentaries, investigative series and patriotic specials.” This new on demand subscription-based streaming service is a mix of fresh programming and previously aired shows and specials. The press release also included a trailer, which you can watch above, and a list of some of the shows that will be available. Here is a sample.
THE FIRST FAMILY
This wasn’t the first show listed, but The First Family, really ought to have had top billing. It’s just that on-brand. It’s a series about the lives of the various Trumps on- and off-screen. The first episode features Eric Trump, and will include Maria Bartiromo interviewing him about a little bit of everything. Because as everyone knows, people named Trump don’t get very much TV time, so it’s Continue reading "WATCH: Fox Nation Announces Wild Show Line-Up, Starring Tomi, Hannity, Jesse Watters and… Mark Furhman!"