A Fox News host took credit for “radicalizing” Donald Trump on Thursday.
Appearing on The Five, co-host Greg Gutfeld said that Fox News is single-handedly responsible for the president’s conspiracy-driven, aggrieved and race-based view of the United States.
“Trump was radicalized by something—because he was a Democrat for a long time,” Gutfeld said. “He was pro-choice, liberal on many things. He was radicalized. What was he radicalized by? Us. Fox News….[He starts watching Fox News] and the world starts to make sense to him. All he’s doing is what we do, which is bash the media. He’s turned the White House into kind of an alternative Fox show.”
“Oh no,” said several of the other co-hosts.
“Oh my God,” said liberal leaning co-host Juan Williams. “I thought you were trying to help him.”
“No, I’m actually being honest,” said Gutfeld. “It’s kind of refreshing.”
“You know what it reminds me of? You know what Chuck Todd at NBC said, it’s like one of those old guys going down the sidewalk, mumbling to himself. Except he has, what a million-plus Twitter followers?”
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