Noted racist – and Fox News contributor – Bernard McGuirk gushed about how he loves “everything” about Donald Trump, including the fact that Trump wanted to pay the legal fees of a white guy who sucker punched and threatened to kill a black protester.
During his regular O’Reilly Factor gig last night, Fox cohost Greg Gutfeld was asked about his enmity toward Donald Trump. Host Bill O’Reilly didn’t mention it to the “we report, you decide” viewers but Gutfeld has been openly trolling Fox's Trump supporters both on and off the air.
Last night, however, Gutfeld pretended it was all out of affection for Trump.
GUTFELD: Friends criticize people they like, right? Criticism is the engine of truth. …Yes-men and sycophants are the worst thing that can happen to them. …You never insult people you don’t like…
The other guest, Bernard McGuirk, a history of making inflammatory racial comments, including taking part in the now-infamous “nappy-headed ho” discussion about Rutgers’ women’s basketball team that got him and Don Imus fired from their radio show. Of course, nobody mentioned that either, even as McGuirk went on to slobber over Trump. It was plain that McGuirk especially approved of Trump’s open bigotry:
MCGUIRK: I love the guy! I love his attitude, everything! Of course! His nation of suckers no more, no more Mr. Nice Guy, smash mouth, politically incorrect approach to his opponents and to our enemies. I love all of that stuff.
…Remember the kid who gave the double fingers to the audience and he got an elbow to the face? The fact that Trump is paying that old man’s legal bills? I love that! I think that’s fantastic.
"The kid" McGuirk referred to was a black protester who, while being peacefully escorted out of a Trump rally, got punched by a white guy who later said, “Yes, he deserved it. The next time we see him, we might have to kill him.”
In other words, McGuirk was not only expressing his approval of racism but approving racial violence, as well. Neither Gutfeld nor O'Reilly challenged him.
Another thing nobody mentioned is that McGuirk’s “bold” hero, Trump, wimped out of that pledge and pretended he never said it.
Watch the discussion below, from the April 7 The O’Reilly Factor, via Media Matters.