The mother of a 3-year-old girl insisted to Fox News on Tuesday that her daughter had not been scared when Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told her that “your world is on fire” because he was the “hero” who could save her.
At a speech in New Hampshire on Sunday, Cruz had warned a crowd of supporters that “the whole world is on fire” because of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Tampa Bay Times political editor Adam Smith reported that Cruz had “scared a little girl,” who interrupted his speech when she asked, “The world is on fire?”
“Yes! Your world is on fire!” Cruz replied, adding, “Your mommy is here and everyone is here to make sure that the world you grow up in is even better.”
On Tuesday, Fox News Steve Doocy suggested to Michelle Trant, the 3-year-old girl’s mother, that “mainstream media outlets” were trying to make conservatives “look like crazy people.”
Trant said that the “reality” was that her daughter had not been scared or startled by Cruz’s comment at all.
“She looked at him as a firefighter or a hero to a 3-year-old girl,” Trant explained. “She looked at him as he was a hero, that he was going to put the world that was burning out, he was going to be the firefighter.”
“She looked at him like he was going to save her.”
“Michelle, you know it works,” Doocy opined. “There are a number of mainstream media outlets who try to make people on the political right look like crazy people.”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast March 17, 2015.
WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear
Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.
In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.
Watch some of the video clips below.
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White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’
As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.
“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.
California Dem cracks up C-SPAN host: Why are angry GOP callers on the East coast ‘not at work?’
A caller from California noted to C-SPAN on Thursday that many Republican callers on the East coast do not seem to have jobs.
At the close of Thursday's Washington Journal program, C-SPAN host Bill Scanlan spoke to a Democratic caller named Ray from Napa Valley, California.
Ray began by defending House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA), who is conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
"It wouldn't matter who they picked," Ray said. "The GOP -- the Grand Old Party, that's what I like to call them because they are the old party. You know, they're the dividers. My friends that are Republicans, they're the one that are being divided."