Fox & Friends hosted someone only the most fanatical Donald Trump supporters would consider a sane surrogate. She lied and fear mongered her way through an over-the-top interview in which, among other things, she alleged that anyone who votes for Hillary Clinton is “aiding and abetting” the “murder of homosexuals” and the “beheading and disrespect of women.” But host Pete Hegseth didn’t challenge a word.
Brunell Donald-Kyei was introduced as a “lifelong Democrat” who now heads the “National Diversity Coalition for Trump.” Judging from this interview, it’s no surprise that Trump’s favorability among blacks and Hispanics is still so dismal. Heck, she'd turn me off from Trump, too, and I'm white.
“Anyone that votes for Hillary Clinton is aiding and abetting a felon,” Donald-Kyei announced on Fox & Friends this morning. She was referring to Clinton’s emails, of course.
Fact check: Clinton was not charged, much less convicted, of any crime. But host Hegseth did not point that out to the “we report, you decide” network’s viewers. And while the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "felon" as “one who has committed a felony” (as opposed to one who has been charged and convicted), given that Brunell-Kyei is a lawyer, you’d think she would have been more judicious with her language. That is, unless incendiary rhetoric was her goal.
Incendiary rhetoric did indeed appear to be Brunell-Kyei’s goal.
“She [Clinton] committed a felony and anyone that agrees with her or votes for her is aiding and abetting that felon,” Brunell-Kyei continued.
Then there was this: “We know that Hillary Clinton has taken money from countries that behead women and throw homosexuals off buildings so you’re aiding and abetting in the murder of homosexuals as well as beheading and disrespect of women.”
Fact check: As PolitiFact has explained, Clinton did not “take money” from those countries nor did her campaign. The Clinton Foundation received donations from some countries that have repressive policies toward women and gays. But it’s ISIS that has thrown gays off buildings, not any of the countries that have donated to the foundation. Once again, Fox host Hegseth failed to correct Donald-Kyei.
But when Donald-Kyei called Clinton “a part of that monster down there,” meaning Washington, D.C., Hegseth chimed in, “Absolutely,” in agreement.
Donald-Kyei wasn’t through with her falsehoods. She claimed Clinton has “given our nuclear launch time on national television.”
Sorry, Ms. Trumpster, but Snopes debunked that one by pointing out that Clinton was referencing information that was already public, widely known and widely cited.
By now, you have probably guessed that Hegseth did not correct that falsehood, either.
Yet Hegseth chuckled appreciatively when Donald-Kyei said that if Clinton says “Good morning,” one should “go out and look and see if the sun is shining.”
When he closed the interview, Hegseth said it’s “always great” to have Donald-Kyei as a guest.
And he’s not the only one who feels that way, it seems. This is at least the third time this month Donald-Kyei has been welcomed as a credible pundit on Fox News.
Is Donald-Kyei really is this delusional or is it an act to get booked on Fox News and Fox Business?
We report, you decide.
Watch this jaw-dropping segment below, from the October 23, 2016 Fox & Friends.
(H/T NewsHounds Richard)
After all, one of its major partners (for virtually the entirety of the network’s existence) has been a member of the Saudi royal family (Al-Waleed bin Talal)
When I saw this segment on “Fox & Friends” I was more struck by 2nd (or 3rd?) F&F stinger Pete not only agreeing with but actively encouraging her angry spew.
Hey, Pete, you Bagdad Bob grade, Trump boot licking propagandist digest this:
NPR “Morning Edition” interviewed a Jewish journalist at The Atlantic this morning who is getting daily bombarded on Twitter by anti-Semitic Trump supporters (based on their pro-Der Furor avatars). Most the tweets go along the line of ‘I hope your family is gassed to death’. Talk of draining the swamp! We need to drain the swam of all the racists, bigots, misogynists, and other assorted haters from the ugly Trump voter swamp.