Watch Fox News Hosts Break Ranks, Bash 'Not Truthful' Trump Repeatedly

Watch Fox News Hosts Break Ranks, Bash ‘Not Truthful’ Trump Repeatedly

In what is a surely a sign of the times, even Fox News is abandoning hope of defending Donald Trump’s alleged campaign to co-opt former FBI Director James Comey and myriad other scandals. While Republicans in Congress limply defended the president, like House Speaker Paul Ryan who spinelessly explained that Trump is “new at government,”–as if the Commander-in-Chief should be held to the same standard as a summer intern–the right wing propaganda “news” network hammered the White House.

Fox talking heads weren’t immune to trying to take potshots at Comey or Democrats during their comments, but some of the biggest names on the network, both anchors and guests, weren’t bothering to try to spin Comey’s hearings and recent reporting on Trump as positive for the White House.

Chris Wallace responded to the hearings by pointing out that they’ve completely stalled the White House’s agenda, and that it’s the only story the media is covering. Wallace said, “the black cloud over the administration” is “there to stay,” and it has done “great damage.”

Andrew Napolitano, who is a former judge, analyzed that there was “compelling” evidence that Trump has “not been truthful.”

“Today certainly advanced the ball on the seriousness of this investigation and the breadth of its scope,” Napolitano said. “If you look…at the big picture…you get a very, very credible and compelling argument that the President of the United States has not been truthful with the American people; and ordered the director of the FBI to shut down an investigation.”

My Reverb Press colleague Matt Terzi reported on White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s truly inspiring defense of Trump,

“I can definitively say the president is not a liar. I think it is frankly insulting that question would be asked.”

Related: In Wake of Comey Hearing, Trump Spokeswoman Insists ‘Pants on Fire’ Prone POTUS ‘Is Not a Liar’

A Fox panel was flabbergasted by how lame that defense was. Dagen McDowell said,

“So far all we’ve heard [is] from White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders who just said President Trump’s not a liar,”

Commentator Charles Krauthammer, discussing rumors that Trump had considered firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions when he decided to recuse himself from the Russia investigation, Krauthammer said,

“Look, this is quite serious, because as you say, it’s happened before, and then within a few days, that person is gone. There’s a problem with the president’s self-control. This man, Attorney General, is a pillar of this administration, and the president has to … he’s always going to ahve a disappointment here and there, with anybody who works for him in any department; happens in all administrations. If you can’t absorb this one issue on which he disagrees, the recusal, and you have to get rid of him, then nobody is safe, and then you have an intrinsically highly unstable administration reflecting instability inside the president’s head. This is really bad.” 

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On Wednesday, Fox’s Neil Cavuto quoted a Wall Street Journal op-ed entitled “The Buck Stops Everywhere Else.” Cavuto agreed with the article’s thrust, and slammed the president repeatedly. He implored Trump to stop blaming the media for his problems, tweeting drama, undermining his own staff and his own positions. Cavuto repeatedly mentioned Trump’s scapegoats, telling the president they didn’t cause your problems, followed by the refrain, “You did.”

Watch Cavuto Implore Trump:

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Marc Belisle is the Reverb Press World Affairs Editor. He is a writer, activist and teacher. He has a Master’s degree in International Conflict Analysis from the Brussels School of International Studies. READ MORE BY MARC.

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