CNN’s Brianna Keilar hammered Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) on Friday night when he claimed that President Donald Trump wouldn’t criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin because it wasn’t his style.
“His style is different,” Yoho explained. “This is something that over the last 15 to 20 years, you’ve seen us back up on our foreign policy and we’ve — there is a vacuum created. Other countries are going in. That’s why you saw Russia going like this and China going into the sea. There is a new quarterback on the field and they will work this out.”
Keilar showed a graphic of all of the people or companies that Trump has criticized via Twitter and compared it to a single graphic of Putin, who Trump has refused to criticize.
“He hasn’t?” Yoho could be heard saying, talking over Keilar. “Well, again, it’s style.”
Keilar asked how it is style over substance and Yoho explained that it is simply Trump’s “rhetoric.” He then pivoted to claim Trump has other problems facing the country to contend with. Those problems do not preclude him from attacking the list of people Keilar showed.
“If you want to say that is style and not substance because it’s rhetoric, then how is it, when we’re talking about Russia, we’re not talking about economic issues or domestic issues?” Keilar asked. “Why is that OK for him to do that? Explain to me how that is not substantive on Russia?”
“Well, you’d have to ask President Trump,” Yoho answered, simply. “I think it’s his style. He likes to be combative. He likes to go out after that.”
Watch the trainwreck below:
Trump supporter complains about being socially toxic: ‘People unfriend you’
Fox News anchor Jeanine Pirro on Saturday complained about being judged by the content of her character.
"People unfriend you!' Pirro complained. "They don't want you to be a -- they don't want to communicate with you."
"People I've had at my wedding don't talk -- my children's weddings actually, they don't talk to me anymore," she explained.
"It's not usually the right or the left, I mean, the intolerance is on the left," she argued.
The longtime Trump friend was harshly criticized for her complaints. Here's some of what people were saying:
Trump disappointed conservative media isn’t praising him enough for letting Roger Stone walk: report
President Donald Trump has been disappointed in right-wing media for not giving him more credit for pardoning longtime advisor Roger Stone.
"A senior administration official said there were serious divisions among Trump’s aides and allies over Stone’s case, with some cautioning that keeping him out of prison could be politically risky. Among those opposed was Attorney General William P. Barr, who called the prosecution 'righteous' in an interview Wednesday with ABC News, the official said, adding that those pushing Trump to show loyalty to Stone included Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), who is close to the president," The Washington Post reported Saturday.
WATCH: GOP congressman suffers coughing fit — while praising Trump at mask-optional GOP convention
Republicans in the swing state of Wisconsin gathered in Green bay for a mask-optional convention on Saturday.
"Speakers at the convention also praised Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the president's push to reopen the nation's economy and schools. More than 300 people attended the GOP state convention, with few in attendance wearing face masks, as [recommended] by public health officials," the State Journal reported Saturday.