“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade opened the longtime unswervingly pro-Trump show with a direct repudiation of President Trump.
Kilmeade’s criticism comes after yesterday’s insurrection by Trump supporters at the Capitol. One woman, Ashli Babbitt, died after being shot in the neck. Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department acting Chief Robert J. Contee III said three other people perished from “separate medical emergencies” and 14 police officers were wounded.
Brian Kilmeade did not mince words when he flatly told viewers, “Let’s be honest,” Kilmeade opened. “Since November 3rd, or when we got the verdict by November 5th, the president’s behavior has been terrible.”
The Fox & Friends co-host then curiously spoke in terms of how Trump’s behavior hurt the GOP. “It has cost him two senates Seats, that we know that for sure; 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 won this election. The problem is his legal team hasn’t had any success at all proving that, which is why Richard Nixon of the 1960s 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.’”
“The president didn’t do that,” Kilmeade continued. “Instead, at 12:00, 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 who 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 150 national guards, Guess what? They are going to get in.”