The Washington Times’ Charlie Hurt got quickly shut down on Fox News Tuesday when he trotted out a new excuse for President Donald Trump referring to former aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman as “that dog” on Twitter.
During a discussion about presenters at Monday night’s MTV Video Music Awards trashing the president, guest Marie Harf made the point that it’s baldly hypocritical for anyone to demand that this particular president be treated with nothing but respect.
“Look, Donald Trump says incredibly offensive things on Twitter,” she said. “Suddenly we want standards for everybody else, but not the president who calls women dogs and says terrible things about people?”
Hurt then tried to spin away Trump’s attack on Omarosa by claiming the president was trying to be nice to her.
“I really think ‘dog’ is a compliment,” he said. “If you called me ‘my dawg’…”
“That’s not a compliment, Charlie,” explained host Eric Shawn.
Watch the video below.
The Washington Times' Charlie Hurt tries to say that Trump calling women dogs is "a compliment" akin to calling someone "my dog," and gets immediately shut down and talked over. pic.twitter.com/e7hYG0MBBS
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) August 21, 2018