Brian Kilmeade said President Donald Trump has no other choice but to watch “Fox & Friends” because no other news shows treated him with respect.
The “Fox & Friends” co-host appeared on Wednesday’s “Breitbart News Tonight” to promote his new book and discuss why the president loyally watched and reacted on Twitter to the daily TV program, reported Right Wing Watch.
“If you flip around, you understand why he watches us,” Kilmeade said. “I mean, we’re the only one that gives him a legitimate, fair shot. I mean, we’ll call him out when we think things are out of control, you know if those things that were said behind closed doors I think that’s ridiculous.”
Kilmeade was apparently referring to the president’s “sh*thole” insult against immigrants from African nations, which has been a top story on nearly every media outlet this week but Fox News.
“I’m not going to pretend that’s the No. 1 story in America every day,” Kilmeade said. “You know, we don’t get up every day and wonder if he’s really 239 pounds. We’re not going to spend two blocks talking about, ‘He has to lose 15 pounds,’ and, ‘Is his doctor competent?’ so that makes you the only option for him.”
Based on his Twitter reactions, Trump sometimes seemed to learn more from “Fox & Friends” than his presidential daily briefings — and Kilmeade said he and his co-hosts understood their influence with the nation’s chief executive.
“Absolutely, we take it seriously, but it’s kind of odd because we were the ones that had him on for eight years prior,” Kilmeade said. “He would call into our show every Monday or Tuesday.”
That led to a personal relationship with the show’s team, who “started taking him out, thanking him for his contribution on Christmas, and next thing you know he’s president of the United States.”
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