Rep. Ilhan Omar Fires Back at Fox News: ‘I Am As American As Everyone Else’


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Rep. Ilhan Omar called out Fox News on Wednesday, making it clear she was “as American” as everyone else. Omar’s comments came during a conversation with Stephen Colbert. Omar started off by saying that her time in Congress — and the controversy surrounding it — has been a “process” of growth. She also said that when she causes pain with her words, she will listen. “When you tell me you are pained by something that I say, I will always listen and I will acknowledge your pain,”  she stressed. She then turned to comments made about her on Fox News, comments she said have gone largely without rebuke from her colleagues. “When you have people on Fox News question whether I am actually American or I put ‘America first,’ I expect my colleagues to also say, ‘That’s not OK’, they should condemn that and call that out,” Omar said,  adding it Continue reading "Rep. Ilhan Omar Fires Back at Fox News: ‘I Am As American As Everyone Else’"

Brian Kilmeade Backtracks After Asking If Rep. Ilhan Omar is ‘An American First’


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Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade walked back comments he made about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) this mornin. Kilemeade was reacting to Omar’s recent comments about the terrorist attacks on 9/11. “Really? ‘Some people did something?’ You have to wonder if she is an American first,” Kilmeade said Wednesday morning. “Can you imagine if she was representing your community, and you were in her district, how embarrassed you must feel today.” In a tweet later in the afternoon, the co-host said, “I didn’t intend to question whether Rep. Omar is an American”:
“This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade Backtracks After Asking If Rep. Ilhan Omar is ‘An American First’"

Rep. Ilhan Omar Decries ‘Dangerous Incitement’ From Fox & Friends After Death Threats Against Her


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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MI) pushed back hard on recent criticisms she has received over language she used to describe the events of 9/11. Omar drew criticism from Republicans and conservative media due to her description of the terror attacks while she was giving a speech to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) last month. Omar said:
“Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second class citizen. And frankly, I’m tired of it. And every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”
A full viewing of Omar’s speech shows that the balance of her speech made repeated references to the fear and hatred that Muslim Americans face today. She spoke about
the gun massacre at Continue reading "Rep. Ilhan Omar Decries ‘Dangerous Incitement’ From Fox & Friends After Death Threats Against Her"

King Trump? Fox & Friends Host Refers to Trump’s Presidency as ‘His Reign’


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Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade made a telling slip when he referred to the presidency of Donald Trump as “his reign,” while also falsely claiming that Trump’s border wall has begun to be built. At the end of an interview with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday morning’s edition of Trump’s favorite morning show, Kilmeade concluded by noting that Trump “will be at the border tomorrow, looking at beginning of the wall that was built under his reign.” Co-hosts Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt then bowed their heads and intoned “Under his eye.” (not really) Kilmeade’s claim about Trump’s border wall is false, Trump will actually be looking at replacement barrier that carries a plaque incorrectly identifying it as “the first section of President Trump’s border wall.” Kilmeade’s rhetorical elevation of Trump to monarch status is something of Continue reading "King Trump? Fox & Friends Host Refers to Trump’s Presidency as ‘His Reign’"

Kilmeade Complains About ‘Illegals’ Who ‘Don’t Speak English’ Being Dumped in ‘Working Class’ Schools


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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade gave voice to his audience’s anxieties when he complained out loud about “illegals” who are being “dump(ed)” in “working class” areas, resulting in schools with many “extra kids who don’t speak English.” On Wednesday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends, Kilmeade had some revealing observations to make after some clips of a former MS-13 gang member named Casey Diaz, who was a guest on Laura Ingraham‘s show. He claimed that there are “a lot of gangs” trying to enter the country in caravans. According to Trump administration data, 0.3 percent of border crossers were gang members in 2018. “By the way, it’s not just border cities, Ainsley,” Kilmeade said. “They dump these illegals in areas, and President Obama did it with those unaccompanied minors, in working class areas without telling mayors or governors.” “Next thing you know, you’re Continue reading "Kilmeade Complains About ‘Illegals’ Who ‘Don’t Speak English’ Being Dumped in ‘Working Class’ Schools"

Fox News Host Says Trump Will Get More Popular Because John McCain is ‘Sadly … Gone’


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Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade made a ghoulish observation when he said that Donald Trump‘s approval would be “formidable” going into 2020 because people like Jeff Flake and the late Senator John McCain “are basically gone.” On Tuesday morning’s edition of Trump’s favorite morning show, co-host Steve Doocy played a clip of Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez calling Republicans “cowards” for refusing to stand up to Trump:

Kilmeade responded to the clip by saying that he likes Trump’s chances in 2020 precisely because Republicans don’t push back against him. “The president’s got really solid support among Republicans, and in terms of his approval rating, it’s around 43 percent,” Kilmeade said. “With this Mueller thing behind him, after those 300 pages are out, I imagine it’s going to go up even more.” “Barring anything unforeseeable, which happens every day, something unforeseeable, but let’s say things don’t Continue reading "Fox News Host Says Trump Will Get More Popular Because John McCain is ‘Sadly … Gone’"

Brian Kilmeade Snipes at Howard Schultz For Saying Fox & Friends Represents ‘Republican Viewers’


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Things got tense for the hosts of Fox & Friends on Tuesday when former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz gave them an interview where insinuated that the show takes a biased perspective to appease its audience. Schultz was on to talk about his possible independent run for president and his disagreements with fellow Democrats pursuing the Oval Office. As he outlined his vision for the country and his distaste for America’s two-party political system, Schultz took his first swipe at Fox & Friends when he called his hosts “strong proponents of the president,” most likely a reference to how the show frequently carries President Donald Trump‘s water and puts on programming he approves of. After Schultz fielded questions about illegal immigration and the inaction caused by political gridlock, the conversation moved on to economic topics like taxation on the wealthy and fiscal responsibility. After Schultz commented that “your Republican viewers” Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade Snipes at Howard Schultz For Saying Fox & Friends Represents ‘Republican Viewers’"

Fox & Friends Debates Whether or Not God Decides the Outcome of NFL Games


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Does God influence the outcome of NFL playoff games? This was the question discussed on the Fox & Friends curvy couch Tuesday morning after a news report of a Maine pastor who appeared to correctly predict the final score of the New England Patriots defeat of the Kansas City Chiefs. The pastor apparently put words on a sign outside his Skowhegan church that said “God does not have a favorite team but the pastor does!!  Patriots 37 Chiefs 31” which was the final score. Co-host Ainsley Earhardt appeared to be blown away by the pastor’s prediction repeating what the pastor put on the sign. Brian Kilmeade replied “He is allowed,” to which Ainsley asked, “You don’t think that God cares who wins the game, right?” Kilmeade responded “I’m pretty sure God lets the game just play out,” which seemed to surprise Earhardt. “I think God is in everything,” Earhardt proclaimed which was Continue reading "Fox & Friends Debates Whether or Not God Decides the Outcome of NFL Games"

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"