Stuart Varney Attacks Uber’s ‘Really Bad’ $15 Minimum Wage: Rides Will Cost ‘A Few Extra Dollars’


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To illustrate the “really bad consequences” of New York City’s $15 minimum wage, Fox Business host and multimillionaire Stuart Varney complained that the pay increase has resulted in Uber rides costing “a few extra dollars.” “Will they never learn? A $15 an hour minimum wage has really bad consequences,” the host claimed on his new digital Fox Nation program, My Take with Stuart Varney. “One more example has just surfaced. Uber fares in New York City are going up and $15 an hour wage is the cause… Who cares if Uber riders pay more? Answer: Uber riders care, and thousands of ordinary people who shell out a few extra dollars to climb into a ride-sharing service.” He continued by stating that he isn’t opposed to “a strong wage,” but is against “raising wages by legislation.”
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Varney Shuts Down Surreal Interview With Elon Musk’s Brother: ‘You Think My Viewers Want to Learn About PLANT A SEED DAY!?’


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Could Elon Musk actually be the normal one in the family? Thursday morning on Fox Business, America got a look at the Tesla CEO’s brother, Kimbal Musk — who sits on the company’s board. And for two-and-a-half utterly surreal minutes, Varney & Co. viewers were treated to an absolute trainwreck of an interview — one which tested host Stuart Varney‘s patience right out of the box. “Hi, and thank you for having me here,” Musk said after a perfunctory introduction from Varney. “I’m so excited about plant a seed day.” Plant a seed day, you see, was the only thing that Kimbal Musk wanted to talk about Thursday morning on Fox Business. Varney, of course, had no interest in plant a seed day, what with him hosting a business show and all. He tried his level best to get Musk to talk about new Tesla chair Robyn Denholm. Continue reading "Varney Shuts Down Surreal Interview With Elon Musk’s Brother: ‘You Think My Viewers Want to Learn About PLANT A SEED DAY!?’"

Fox News’ Ed Henry: Economy Doing Really Well Under Trump, But ‘Wasn’t the Table Set by Barack Obama?’


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As the hosts of Fox & Friends talked about the booming Trump economy this morning, Pete Hegseth said that Democrats clearly don’t want to talk about the economy because of how well it’s doing. He criticized former President Barack Obama for trying to take credit, but Ed Henry jumped in and said, “You’ve read the numbers, I’m sure. Barack Obama created more jobs in his final 21 months than President Trump has created in his first 21.” Henry added, “I’m not saying this President inherited it, but would you acknowledge that he was handed a better economy than Barack Obama got?” Hegseth responded, “Here’s what I’ll acknowledge. Four million new jobs, over four million less people on food stamps. To me, that is a reflection of a President that puts business and the private sector ahead of government assistance and bailouts.” Henry said, “He was handed a Continue reading "Fox News’ Ed Henry: Economy Doing Really Well Under Trump, But ‘Wasn’t the Table Set by Barack Obama?’"

Fox Business Host Stuart Varney Asks Trump if Aides Try to Confiscate His Phone to Stop the Tweeting


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President Donald Trump gave an interview to Fox Business on Wednesday, the latest stop on his media blitz, and Stuart Varney asked if aides ever tried to confiscate his phone to stop him from tweeting. “Has anybody ever said to you, ‘Mr. President, let me have your phone, I want to take your phone away, for just a brief shining moment, we don’t want any more of these tweets.’ Has anyone ever tried that?” Varney asked. “No,” Trump replied. “It’s a way of getting out the message.” “Look we have fake news, everyone’s fake,” Trump continued, before suggesting that “some of the people on Fox” fall into that category (not Varney). “There’s so much misinformation put out, that’s my only form of communicating, really, aside from doing a press conference every hour,” he said. Trump complained about the headline on his interview with the Associated Press, which Continue reading "Fox Business Host Stuart Varney Asks Trump if Aides Try to Confiscate His Phone to Stop the Tweeting"

Fox Business’ Stuart Varney: Christine Ford is ‘Undermining the Integrity of the Court’


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During the first break of the Christine FordBrett Kavanaugh hearing, Fox Business’ Stuart Varney questioned why prosecutor Rachel Mitchell was there in the first place.
“Why is it that when someone is perhaps in the process of ruining the career of a reputation of a man nominated to the Supreme Court––why is it that someone who is, in many ways, undermining the integrity of the court and the nominee, why can’t that person be questioned vigorously? Why do we have to step back and with absolute maximum caution have her interviewed by another woman?”
“I think it’s because of the times in which we live,” Judge Andrew Napolitano answered, bringing up the infamous Anita Hill hearing. He said the Republicans likely doubt “even a successful cross-examination by any one of the eleven white male Republicans on Dr. Ford would cause blowback to the political career of whoever Continue reading "Fox Business’ Stuart Varney: Christine Ford is ‘Undermining the Integrity of the Court’"

Fox’s Napolitano Says Christine Ford Comes Off With ‘Great Credibility’: ‘At This Point, She is 100%’


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After the Senate Judiciary Committee broke for their first recess, Fox News judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano weighed in on the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney began the panel discussion by asking Napolitano Ford came across with “credibility.” “With great credibility,” Napolitano responded. “With a serious intellect and with appropriate emotion. And at this point, she is 100%. No one has laid a glove on her and she’s absolutely believable in my opinion” Varney noted that during her opening statement, Ford was “close to tears” and was “frail,” something Napolitano agreed with. “I thought that that was rational to see that, given what she was talking about,” Napolitano told Varney. “I mean, she went through in vivid and graphic detail what she says happened. She’s absolutely certain that the person who did this to her was Brett Kavanaugh. Her memory of events Continue reading "Fox’s Napolitano Says Christine Ford Comes Off With ‘Great Credibility’: ‘At This Point, She is 100%’"

Fox’s Stuart Varney Says NFL Players Who Protest Shouldn’t Get Paid: They’re ‘Biting the Hand That Feeds Them’


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Fox Business’s Stuart Varney declared on Friday that he agrees 100 percent with President Donald Trump‘s assessment of NFL players who kneel, arguing they should not be paid if they protest during the national anthem. Speaking to Fox Business colleague Maria Bartiromo, Varney said of the most recent wave of NFL protesting that it “looks to me like another season begins and everybody loses.” Varney went on to explain that no disciplinary action will be taken against these players because the NFL is still in talks with the unions. “I Continue reading "Fox’s Stuart Varney Says NFL Players Who Protest Shouldn’t Get Paid: They’re ‘Biting the Hand That Feeds Them’"

Candace Owens Claims on Fox That Antifa Refuses to Shower as Political Statement: ‘They Smell’


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Fox Business’ Stuart Varney was gushing on Wednesday when he spoke to Candace Owens about how she and Charlie Kirk were antagonized by Antifa earlier this week. The Turning Point USA organizer began the conversation by recalling how she and Kirk were “ambushed” at a Philadelphia cafe, and they underestimated how intense things would get. Owens claims the Antifa “look” is unhygienic and strange.
CO: “They have certain symbols, they also have a certain look if you look at the photos. They are not showered, they have very bright colored hair, and they have Antifa symbols.” SV: “They don’t shower? They don’t bathe?” CO: “Yeah. It’s a part of them trying saying they have issues of society and part of distancing themselves from what they deem a corrupt society is their appearance, they don’t bathe, they’re not clean…” SV: “So membership of that group Continue reading "Candace Owens Claims on Fox That Antifa Refuses to Shower as Political Statement: ‘They Smell’"

John Oliver Skewers ‘F*cking Monster’ Stuart Varney For Callous Child Migrant Coverage


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Last Week Tonight‘s John Oliver took aim at Fox Business’ Stuart Varney on Sunday for trying to deflect about detained migrant families. Oliver played a clip in which Varney complained to Fox & Friends this week that the media was overly focused on “children in cages.” “The real big story that affects everybody in America is the success of the president’s tax cut package and what it’s done for our economy,” he argued. Oliver reacted: “That deflection technique doesn’t really work when the thing you’re deflecting from is children in cages,” he said. “If a realtor selling a house were to say, ‘Why are we talking about the children in cages? The kitchen has marble counter tops.’ The only acceptable response would be, ‘Because they’re children and they’re in cages. Someone needs to let them out, you fucking monster!’” Oliver condemned Varney’s coverage in the wider Continue reading "John Oliver Skewers ‘F*cking Monster’ Stuart Varney For Callous Child Migrant Coverage"

John Oliver Skewers ‘F*cking Monster’ Stuart Varney For Callous Child Migrant Coverage


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Last Week Tonight‘s John Oliver took aim at Fox Business’ Stuart Varney on Sunday for trying to deflect about detained migrant families. Oliver played a clip in which Varney complained to Fox & Friends this week that the media was overly focused on “children in cages.” “The real big story that affects everybody in America is the success of the president’s tax cut package and what it’s done for our economy,” he argued. Oliver reacted: “That deflection technique doesn’t really work when the thing you’re deflecting from is children in cages,” he said. “If a realtor selling a house were to say, ‘Why are we talking about the children in cages? The kitchen has marble counter tops.’ The only acceptable response would be, ‘Because they’re children and they’re in cages. Someone needs to let them out, you fucking monster!’” Oliver condemned Varney’s coverage in the wider Continue reading "John Oliver Skewers ‘F*cking Monster’ Stuart Varney For Callous Child Migrant Coverage"

Stuart Varney: If Media Keeps Up ‘Extreme’ Language, They’re Going to Get Somebody Killed


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Fox Business host Stuart Varney believes the media is encouraging violence by using what he terms “extreme language” in the immigration debate. In a monologue during Varney & Co. on Thursday, the host quoted Rush Limbaugh — who said, of the talk on immigration, “if the media keeps this up, they’re going to get somebody killed.” “He’s right,” Varney said. “In my opinion, the language used in the immigration debate has been so extreme that it does indeed encourage violence.” Varney then cited the media’s use of the words, “Nazi, concentration camps, child internment camps, slave labor.” “The people using these words should think very carefully about what they’re doing,” Varney said. “A disagreement on immigration should not be an excuse to label your opponent as the most despicable human being on Earth. They’re fighting words. And they will be used to justify violence.” The Fox Continue reading "Stuart Varney: If Media Keeps Up ‘Extreme’ Language, They’re Going to Get Somebody Killed"

Stuart Varney: The Media ‘Will Never, Ever’ Report Positive News About Trump’s Economy


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With President Donald Trump and several members of his administration (notably Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen) facing heavy criticism from both sides of the aisle over the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their families at the border, Fox & Friends was in full spin mode on Monday. As part of the cheerleading session, Stuart Varney dropped by the Fox News morning show to lament the idea that — gosh darn it — the media just won’t give Trump his due praise for the state of the economy. “The media hates President Trump,” Varney said. “And will never, ever mention anything truly positive about the U.S. economy.” Varney added, “A surge in consumer spending. A job for everyone who wants one. Confidence in the future at historic highs. Unemployment at a generational low, and we’ve just about achieved four percent Continue reading "Stuart Varney: The Media ‘Will Never, Ever’ Report Positive News About Trump’s Economy"

Varney Interviews Virginia GOP Senate Nominee, Doesn’t Ask About Alt-Right Ties


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Corey Stewart is known nationally for two things: his extensive ties to the alt-right, and having just won the Republican primary for Virginia’s Senate elections. Stewart appeared on Stuart Varney‘s Fox Business Network show on Wednesday, and the host forgot to ask about one of those. Stewart’s ties to the alt-right have been well documented. He’s called noted white nationalist and anti-Semite Paul Nehlen a “personal hero,” spoke at a right-wing rally alongside white supremacist Jason Kessler, the organizer of the deadly Charlottesville rally, and named an apparent neo-Nazi his campaign “Volunteer of the Week.” His ties to racists are so newsworthy that he was forced to disavow Nehlen earlier this month, and he has faced serious opposition from Republican party members and media commentators. Varney didn’t seem aware. “Sir, you are getting criticism for past support of confederate symbols and monuments, your response to that?” Continue reading "Varney Interviews Virginia GOP Senate Nominee, Doesn’t Ask About Alt-Right Ties"

Rep. Louie Gohmert Fawns Over Trump’s Cancelled Summit: Kim Jong Un Will ‘Come Back Begging’


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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is not among those analyzing what went wrong in the North Korea summit collapse. In fact, he’s “so proud” of how things went down that he’s not worried about it all. In an interview with Stuart Varney on Fox Business, Gohmert covered all the bases for a loyal take on the topic. He suggested this is just another stage of the process, he praised Trump’s handling of the entire situation, and he expressed his great pride and satisfaction that Hillary Clinton was not here to make things so much worse. Oh, and he characterized this as a big miss by only on the part of Kim Jong Un, who will come crawling back under the weight of Trump’s wrath. Here is part of the transcript:
VARNEY: “OK, so look, the summit is off.”
GOHMERT: “Yeah.”
VARNEY: “We don’t know any Continue reading "Rep. Louie Gohmert Fawns Over Trump’s Cancelled Summit: Kim Jong Un Will ‘Come Back Begging’"

Brian Kilmeade Turns Segment on Olympic Star Chloe Kim Into Sermon on Immigrating ‘Traditional Way’


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Brian Kilmeade joined Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney this morning and their discussion focused on the Olympics. Specifically, the dynamic duo talked up 17-year-old American Chloe Kim‘s gold medal in snowboarding — which she won on Monday. It wasn’t long before the pair dispensed with the congratulations and launched into a sermon about the proper way to immigrate to America. “[Kim’s] parents leave South Korea in 1982 for a better life in America and they said when she won her gold, her dad says ‘that is my American dream,'” Kilmeade said. “Immigrating to the US the traditional way. You sign up. You apply. You go ahead and you serve and the next thing you know you are an American citizen and your daughter, in this case, wins a gold medal.” Varney took a moment to complain about all of those pesky immigrants who hate America, despite having Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade Turns Segment on Olympic Star Chloe Kim Into Sermon on Immigrating ‘Traditional Way’"

Stuart Varney Hits GOP Over Inflated Budget: ‘What on Earth’ Are They Thinking?


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Fox Business Network host Stuart Varney took a shot at Republicans Monday morning, for their abandonment of “financial restraints” — asking “what on earth” is going on with the party. While the GOP often pushes the idea that they are the side of financial conservatism and limited government spending, their latest budget proposal gives off an entirely different message. Rather than focusing on that message of frugality, President Donald Trump and Republicans are spending trillions more dollars with no hope of cutting the national deficit over the next decade. Varney responded to the proposal by saying: “It seems like the idea of restraint on the part of policy makers — whether it’s the president, the Republicans, or the Democrats — it has gone out the window. Everybody wants to spend now.” The host then brought on GOP Congresswoman Claudia Tenney of New York, asking her “what on earth the Continue reading "Stuart Varney Hits GOP Over Inflated Budget: ‘What on Earth’ Are They Thinking?"

Pete Hegseth Scolds Justin Timberlake For Not Letting Son Play Football: ‘This Guy Was in a Boy Band’


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Manly man Pete Hegseth, appearing on Fox Business Network Friday morning, had manly words for “boy band” singer Justin Timberlake over the Super Bowl performer’s recent remarks that he will never let his son play football. Hegseth, who appeared on Stuart Varney’s show from a diner in Minneapolis with a pigskin in hand, dismissed Timberlake’s concerns for the health and safety of his offspring as a sign of our emasculated times. “This guy was in a boy band, I think his son will be much more qualified to be in a boy band,” Hegseth quipped. “It’s a lot safer on stage than it is on a football field, right?” (Tell that to XXXTentacion…) The Fox & Friends weekend host continued that Timberlake’s comments are all part of the great war between the “elites” and the common man: “Come on, this indicative of the way the elites Continue reading "Pete Hegseth Scolds Justin Timberlake For Not Letting Son Play Football: ‘This Guy Was in a Boy Band’"

Stuart Varney is Absolutely Outraged That The Guggenheim Offered Trump a Golden Toilet


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Stuart Varney was…um…less than pleased, shall we say, that the Guggenheim museum rejected President Donald Trump‘s request to borrow a Vincent Van Gogh masterpiece to decorate the White House and instead offered him a — wait for it — golden toilet. Yes, the Guggenheim actually offered to loan the president a used yet fully functional golden toilet. The news has undoubtedly led to plenty of giggles in many places, but not at Varney & Co. No sir. Calling it a “story of extreme disrespect,” a humorless Varney unleashed some serious venom. “It’s a direct insult to the president and the first lady. It was a deliberate insult,” the Fox Business host fumed. “It’s not just a slap in the face for Trump, but it’s a slap in the face for the presidency and the country.” Varney proceeded to call for the resignation of Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, Continue reading "Stuart Varney is Absolutely Outraged That The Guggenheim Offered Trump a Golden Toilet"

Huckabee Mocks Pelosi: ‘Nancy Schmancy’ Is So Fancy She Puts Caviar On Her Five Guys Burger


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Prior to President Donald Trump’s “shithole” comments sucking up all the oxygen of the last the news cycle, Fox News was all over House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s ill-advised “five white guys” quip. In case you missed it, Pelosi took a shot at the Capitol Hill group working on immigration, stating it was comprised of only white men while comparing it to the burger chain Five Guys. This morning on Fox Business Network, Stuart Varney brought up Pelosi’s comments again in an effort to equate it to the president’s remarks and highlight racism from Democrats. Appearing on Varney’s show, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee used Pelosi’s bad joke to make an even worse one of his own. “I put it to you, governor, had she been a Republican, she would be branded a racist and would be out real fast,” Varney declared. “But not if you’re a Democrat.” Huckabee Continue reading "Huckabee Mocks Pelosi: ‘Nancy Schmancy’ Is So Fancy She Puts Caviar On Her Five Guys Burger"

Fox Business Host Stuart Varney Suggests He’ll Now Tip Less Because of $15 Minimum Wage


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Stuart Varney isn’t convinced that restaurant workers making a $15 minimum wage deserve the standard 15-20 percent tip for their services, as the Fox Business host announced on his show today that he might think twice before shelling out the cash at the end of his meals. While discussing new minimum wage laws, Varney accused the policies of strangling the economy and proposed taking the conservative fiscal fight right to the laborers. “If I walk into a restaurant and I know the waiter or waitress is making $15 an hour, way more than they used to make the previous year, I am going to say, ‘wait a minute am I going to give you 20%, 15% or whatever?'” questioned Varney, whose punditry on Fox Business Network has made him a multi-millionaire. His guest wasn’t quite on board with this, as Apple Metro CEO Zane Tankel said he hasn’t seen any data suggesting Continue reading "Fox Business Host Stuart Varney Suggests He’ll Now Tip Less Because of $15 Minimum Wage"