‘Nepotism to the millionth power’: Internet cringes as Fox News reporter interviews her diplomat dad
Fox News on Friday conducted an interview with former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who now serves as the Trump administration’s ambassador to Russia.
However, there was a unique twist to this particular interview, as it was conducted by Fox News’ Abby Huntsman, who just happens to be Jon Huntsman’s daughter.
“This is the height of awesomeness to be interviewed by my daughter,” Huntsman gushed at the start of the interview, in which the Russian ambassador also described President Donald Trump as a “problem solver.”
The idea that Fox would send out a family member to interview an important government official drew a swift and negative reaction on the internet, as one Twitter user described the entire interaction as “nepotism to the millionth power.”
Read some of the top reactions below.
This is an unimaginable horrible interview for the U.S. Ambassador to Russia in 2017.
I’m thinking interviewing you dad might be a bad idea https://t.co/u89aNwHlJ0
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 6, 2017
Oh boy…Some hard hitting questions.
— Dump (@whiskeyedout) October 6, 2017
Lol fucking state tv… making no wonder Fox doesn’t say shit to Trump, all looking for jobs… what a Fucking joke…
— Jeff Bjånes (@lucky_leif) October 6, 2017
Is this meant to be some kinda heartwarming thing? Nepotism to the millionth power much?? ♂️
— #NoLivesMatter (@plobberjot) October 6, 2017
Abby Huntsman, Sarah Sanders,Megan McCain, Ivanka Trump. What a disservice to the smart, hardworking women who don’t have daddy’s coattails
— ️LJ️ (@ljohn44) October 6, 2017
So turns out Abby Huntsman interviewed both her dad AND her mom this AM on Fox and Friends
“(kisses forehead)” pic.twitter.com/RyoHAgRiyU
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) October 6, 2017