Fox News host Neil Cavuto appeared nearly ready to condemn Donald Trump’s acquiescence to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the leaders’ joint press conference Monday — but then decided to give him “the benefit of the doubt.”
“This had gotta be the most incredible thing I have ever witnessed,” the host said on Fox Business interview after the summit. He compared Putin’s proposed quid pro quo — an “exchange [of] information from each side’s accused hackers” — to a perpetrator helping firefighters investigate an arson.
“I don’t know,” Cavuto continued. “I’ll give the benefit of the doubt to maybe jet lag and time differences.”
“But holy moly,” he added.
Cavuto later offered a harsh assessment of Trump’s performance.
“I just found that Vladimir Putin appeared to run circles around the President and get him to buy––that is the guy standing next to him hook line and sinker––every single sneaky lie and misstatement he has made on this matter,” the host said, according to Mediaite.
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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter
President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.
It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.
Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.
And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.
All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.
Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:
GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT
There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.
"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.
Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.
Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.
Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat: