Fox News host Greg Gutfeld on Monday explained that Donald Trump had won over the conservative base by repeating what he watched on Fox News.
“I think immigration and terror and race and law and order has been the staple of Fox News for 10 years,” Gutfeld told the hosts of Outnumbered. “All he did was watch Fox News.”
According to the Fox host, Trump had perfected the art of driving conservative talking points by “boiling it down to phrases that create novelties in the media.”
Fox News co-host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery pointed out that Trump’s sound bite-style policies were so simplistic that he was being forced to walk them back during the general election, creating “vastly different” proposals than he had promised.
“When you start something that simple it is almost impossible to get people to complexify what you have made so simple,” she observed.
Watch the video below, uploaded by Media Matters on Aug. 15, 2016.