Donald Trump never served a day in the military or public service – and he admitted he knows nothing about Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. But to the Fox & Friends co-hosts, the man known for his failed birther stunt is perfectly qualified to criticize to analyze the Obama administration’s Taliban prisoner swap to recover Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Afghanistan.
In case Trump couldn’t have guessed the tack the Curvy Couch wanted him to take, co-host Brian Kilmeade’s first “question” was, “Can you tell us your reaction for the five-man swap for our one?... These five guys are the worst of the worst. They have American blood on their hands!”
Well, at least Trump didn’t try to hide his ignorance the way he seems to be hiding the results of his “very interesting” Hawaii investigation into President Obama’s birth certificate. Trump said about Bergdahl, “Was he a deserter? You tell me. …What’s going on?”
Later, Trump admitted, “I know nothing about Hagel other than at his confirmation hearing, I watched. It was the worst performance I’ve ever seen in the history of confirmations.”
But Birther Boy didn’t let his ignorance get in the way of announcing – many times – that the swap is “terrible.” Trump called it “a terrible thing… It’s a terrible deal we made, by the way. This is a terrible deal.”
Newly-minted expert Trump further declared, “Every soldier and every American is at risk right now. That was a terrible deal.”
Of course, Trump was not just pulling this out of his you-know-what. “I know friends in the military,” Trump revealed. “They cannot believe. … it’s just another mistake by our leadership.”
Co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, with her dress hiked up almost to her underwear, didn’t just accept Trump’s credentials, she seemed to wish he had been in charge of the whole deal. Calling it a “systemic issue” of leadership, she looked at Trump and cooed, ”You understand the art of negotiation.… Would you say that we lost this negotiation?”
”This isn’t even close and it’s a terrible precedent,” Trump reiterated.
Then, the guy who falsely questioned our president’s citizenship (and has yet to come clean about it) impugned the patriotism of Bergdahl’s father by complaining that his tweets were “really, like, anti-American.”
H/T Crooks and Liars.
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Yeah, the FOXies have plenty of “doubts”. It was interesting to hear (on my XM radio) part of “The Five” yesterday where it sounded like Eric Bolling was also deliberately sowing “doubts” about Bergdahl’s Dad too. He made some remarks about how Bergdahl’s Dad grew a beard and learned the language spoken by the Taliban. Bolling seemed overly suspicious of the him – like he might be conspiring with/having sympathies for the Taliban?
Beckel challenged him by asking him something like what are you trying say/what do you mean by that but Bolling would not clarify what his intentions were with his remarks. Some others on the panel mentioned that his Dad did those things in order to try and get his son back but Bolling didn’t seem to be buying it. So now I guess we can expect to hear FOX “news” cast aspersions on Bergdahl’s Dad too?
So it’s a good thing that the Bush and Obama Admins provided evidence, had them charged and then prosecuted them in a court of law, eh, Kilmeade? Oh, wait, never mind.
As to his quip about these 5 having “American blood on their hands”, does anyone know what Kilmeade is talking about? Have these 5 been directly tied to past American deaths or his Kilmeade just pulling stuff out of his ass again?