Two Fox News hosts think Donald Trump’s outburst against Mexican immigrants and his retaliatory lawsuit against Univision make him all the more presidential!
On Fox’s Outnumbered show, the cohosts discussed how Trump is “fighting back” against Univision for having dumped his Miss USA Pageant with a $500 million lawsuit. The show played a clip of Trump talking about why he sued. There was no mention, much less a clip, of Univision’s response.
Cohost Jedediah Bila mischaracterized Trump’s utterance by saying he “link(ed) illegal immigrants to crimes like rape and drug running.” In reality, Trump painted most Mexican immigrants as criminals and made no distinction between legal or illegal.
Cohost Harris Faulkner opined that she doesn’t think the dustup will have “much of an effect because we already know who Donald Trump is.”
Yes, we do. He’s a carnival barker who promoted an utterly bogus attack on our president’s nationality and has yet to reveal the results of his own birther investigation he boasted about in the press.
Predictably, Faulkner didn’t mention Trump’s inconveniently dishonorable birtherism. She made a point of giving Trump a pass on his immigration remarks, saying, “I mean, I understand the context of the comments that were made,” though she did very gently hint, “He might want to come back and clarify at some point what he meant.”
Then Faulkner suggested that Trump’s combativeness just means he’ll be a fighter for us!
FAULKNER: I think that it would seem really disingenuous of him if he didn’t fight. Because he says he’s a fighter and he’s ready to fight for this country. So if he’s not gonna fight for his corporation, when he knows he has a contract – I’m kind of scratching my head and asking, what are these networks thinking? Because this is not new material from Donald Trump. Are they reacting to the social media outcry now?
…He has a contract. He’s a businessman. If he doesn’t fight for his corporation, then he’s disingenuous to say that he would fight for the rest of us.
There was a chorus of agreement.
Cohost Stacey Dash said she thinks Trump is “doing the right thing by suing. …He has a contract, they have to live up to the contract whether they believe what he said or not is right or wrong.”
Dash did allow as how Trump might have been better off speaking “in a different way,” but, she added, “I understand what he was trying to say.“I believe he was trying to say that we need to close the borders because it’s dangerous. It’s an imminent threat, basically, period. He should have ended it there. He didn’t have to get personal about Mexico,” she continued.
But that was a quibble compared to Trump’s awesomeness as a president, apparently.
DASH: He’s a businessman, like you said, and he’s doing business and he’s a man who says what he means and means what he says and yes, you’re right. He has to fight. To me, that, if anything, as the president of the United States? I’d want a guy like that running my country.
Conservative Chris Plante, the show’s #OneLuckyGuy, was asked if someone lacking “self censorship” like Trump or Chris Christie could win an election.
In a word, no. But Plante still managed to slather on praise for Trump’s smears.
PLANTE: Well, dishonesty is very in vogue these days and honesty is very often perceived as offensive by lots and lots of people. He was citing a couple of news reports when he made these outrageous statements… and he cited one of the news reports from Univision, from a subsidiary of Univision.
…He didn’t say it, at a bare minimum, artfully, as a politician might say it. He said it as Donald Trump might say it, which is, which is a fairly unique way of just blurting out whatever’s on your mind.
Later, however, Plante acknowledged that, “Outlandish and politics don’t go together very well.”
Nobody seemed to think that the actual terms of the contract might have given Univision valid grounds for voiding it. In fact, nobody even showed any interest in finding out anything in it.
Watch the discussion below, from today’s Outnumbered.
THEY’RE ALL LOOSE “NUTS”!
Trump is a hard-nosed business man who one would think has been insulted by the best of them, both on his way up and down. So why was he so incensed just because Rosie O’Donnell made a few childish comments about him? That doesn’t sound like someone who could successfully negotiate with Iran or Russia if elected, so its hard to believe trump is serious about the Presidency and isn’t just using this incident as another opportunity to gain some controversial PR.
Yep, she is a moron.
And both have been artificially inflated . . .
Really, Stace? You’d want a guy who’s declared bankruptcy four times (and seemingly alternates between suing and firing in between bankruptcies) running “your” country?
In that case, please get your own country . . .