‘It has cost him two Senate seats’: ‘Fox & Friends’ host scolds Trump for ‘terrible behavior’
On Thursday’s “Fox & Friends” broadcast, host Brian Kilmeade, usually a reliable ally of President Donald Trump, took the president to the proverbial woodshed.
“Let’s be honest,” Kilmeade said in scolding trump for Wednesday’s violence at the U.S. Capitol. “Since November 3rd, or when we got the verdict by November 5th, the president’s behavior has been terrible.”
“It has cost him two Senate seats, that we know that for sure,” Kilmeade continued, “it cost him his party the majority in the Senate; we know that for certain.”
“We can also say this about the president of the United States: He obviously believes with every fiber of his being that he actually won this election. The problem is his legal team hasn’t had any success at all proving that, which is why Richard Nixon of the1960s folded his tent, why Al Gore made a speech and said ‘even though I think I won, it’s time for a peaceful transition of power.’”
Kilmeade didn’t let up.
He added, “The president didn’t do that. Instead, at 12 o’clock, supposed to speak at 11, he gives his speech, at which time he said, ‘Let’s march over there at 1:30.’ Now it’s true; his people do not have a track record of violence, absolutely true. Well, that track record broke. And even if it was infiltrated by people that don’t like him, it doesn’t matter. When you send 50, 60, 70, 80,000 people to the Capitol, which is guarded by a handful of cops and 350 national guards, Guess what? They are going to get in.”
Kilmeade then noted the historical reference raised Wednesday about the Capitol being attacked by British troops in 1814, and the distinction between then and now.
“In 1814,” he said, “we had an enemy. It was the British. This is Americans, with their faces open and transparent.” He continued by noting some acts of the rioters: “To put up a Trump flag and take down the American flag is not patriotic. It’s one of the worst things I’ve ever seen.”
Kilmeade then made the obvious point: “For those people that are condemning this violence, I ask you: Where are you for 200-plus days in Portland? Where were you in Oregon – that still exists – since the chop zone took root? Where were you in New York City when you said people have to blow off steam as well as Illinois and countless other places? Don’t suddenly become law and order, although I thought Joe Biden’s comments were perfect and have been very strong since he won the election.”
Co-host Steve Doocy agreed.
He said Trump, instead of trying to restore order via a Twitter video, should have gone on live TV to tell people to go home. Doocy also said Biden appeared “very presidential” on Wednesday with his comments.
But Doocy also added, “You can understand the frustration. There’s 74 million people across the country who are frustrated about the election because they voted for Donald Trump. And that’s absolutely one thing. But here’s the thing: No matter how frustrated you are with an election, violence is never the way to solve it, particularly storming the U.S. Capitol.”