The president phoned into Fox & Friends for a rambling nearly hour-long interview on Friday morning. During the call he ranted about the ongoing impeachment hearings, called Adam Schiff a “sick puppy,” and once again, pushed a debunked conspiracy theory.
The Fox & Friends hosts didn’t correct or stop the president’s rant, but did appear to lose their composure the longer Trump’s monologue went on. At one point, Trump complained that former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch wouldn’t display his photo in the embassy. He also complained that he has to deal with “Crazy Nancy” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — and questioned former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s mental health.
“She wouldn’t hang my picture in the embassy … it took like a year & a half or 2 years for her to get the picture up … this was not an angel, ok?” — Trump says one of his big beefs with Ambassador Yovanovitch was that she wasn’t eager to hang up his portrait pic.twitter.com/KJKjd2WKpX
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 22, 2019
Although hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Killmeade kept it together throughout the bizarre monologue, their expressions betrayed them when Trump brought up CrowdStrike.
Although it’s been widely debunked, Trump still claims that CrowdStrike, the cybersecurity firm that the Democratic National Committee used to investigate its hacked server in 2016, is hiding information from the FBI because it didn’t give the agency a physical server.
“They have the server from the DNC, Democratic National Committee,” Trump ranted. “The FBI went in and they told them, ‘Get out of here! We’re not giving it to you.’ They gave the server to CrowdStrike or whatever it is called, which is a company owned by a very wealthy Ukrainian. And I still want to see that server. You know, the FBI has never gotten that server. That’s a big part of this whole thing. Why did they give it to a Ukrainian company?”
CrowdStrike is owned by a Russian-born American citizen.
Doocy did not correct the president, and instead asked, “Are you sure they did that? Are you sure they gave it to Ukraine?”
literally a day after Ms Hill warned us about the dangers of spreading propaganda
— Maddawg scott (@ScottMaddawg) November 22, 2019
The Fox & Friends’ hosts reaction to Trump’s unhinged rambling has Twitter users comparing them to you uncomfortable relatives during holiday gatherings.
In conclusion, YIKES.