Kimberly Guilfoyle and Eric Bolling spent so much time kissing up to Donald Trump that they missed the ball dropping in Times Square. So the two Fox hosts conducted their own countdown – after 2016 had already begun.
Donald Trump was booked as the grand finale to Fox News’ New Year’s Eve special. But probably nobody planned for him to be quite as much of a grand finale as he became.
Trump joined Fox News about nine minutes before midnight. Other candidates made pre-recorded appearances throughout the night. Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson appeared live much earlier in the evening, for less than half the time Trump got.
Guilfoyle gushed in her introduction, “Everybody has been waiting for this big moment in America with Donald Trump. …Donald, it’s so great to see you here on New Year’s Eve as all of America is watching you and your beautiful family.”
Guilfoyle also slobbered that wife Melania Trump looked “so gorgeous, I gotta tell ya, she would make an amazing first lady of America!”
Later, Guilfoyle “just asked” if Fox called on Trump to help ring in New Year’s in 2017, “Are we calling the White House and can we get the call through?”
Let’s hope she didn’t mean next year because, much as I hate to burst her Trump euphoria, Barack Obama will still be president one year from today.
“I promise you will get through. You will always be invited and we’re gonna do something really special,” Trump assured her.
Being buddy-buddy with a Republican president is all part of being “fair and balanced” on Fox.
The inane chatter went on like this for several more minutes. The hosts wanted to hear from daughter Ivanka Trump and by the time it was all done, the countdown was down to 5 seconds.
“We’re doing the countdown, stand by!” Guilfoyle exclaimed. But when they got to it, the clock had already struck midnight, fireworks were going off.
So what are Fox News hosts to do after they just blew the biggest moment of their two-hour show? Pretend they hadn’t. “Five, four, three, two, one,” they said, while the time stamp on the screen already read 12:00 AM.
Rather emblematic of Fox News and its priorities, wouldn’t you say?
Watch it below, from Fox News’ New Year’s Eve coverage beginning on December 31, 2015.
(H/T NewsHound Richard)
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