‘Why is that so hard?’ Fox panel freaks out over how badly Trump team bungled Don Jr reaction
President Donald Trump can normally rely on Fox News to tell him that he’s doing a great job — but even his favorite network seems to be more critical than usual when it comes to the Trump administration’s handling of the Donald Trump Jr. Russian meeting scandal.
During a panel discussion on Fox’s Outnumbered on Friday, the show’s hosts took turns ripping the administration for doing a poor job of getting their side of the story out, and for not being forthcoming with relevant information.
“There’s nothing on the other side,” host Harris Faulkner said. “There’s a report out in Politico this morning that Jared Kushner reportedly has been trying to get them to go into combat mode on this very issue… The ‘drip, drip, drip’ only hurts you if it’s happening in a vacuum.”
Panelist Marie Harf, however, was even more critical of the Trump administration and how it has handled the scandal, which she said extends well beyond Trump Jr.
“Jared Kushner failed to report more than 100 foreign contacts on his security clearance form,” she pointed out. “If I had done that when I worked at the CIA or the State Department, I would have been fired. So this story isn’t just bad because there’s not another side out there, their story keeps changing.”
Meghan McCain, meanwhile, pointed out that her own brothers would have been court martialed if they had taken a meeting with a Russian government lawyer during her father’s 2008 presidential campaign. She also said it’s time for the Trump White House to really come clean about its interactions with the Russians.
“If there is a God in Heaven, I beg the White House to come out with everything,” she said. “Every shot of vodka you’ve taken for any Russians.”
“Why is that so hard?” Faulkner responded.
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