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?”
Trump ‘does have a tendency to lash out’: Texas Republican tells president to ‘temper’ his rabid impulses
Republicans are concerned about President Donald Trump's rabid impulses and are urging self-discipline and constraint, two words that aren't typically associated with the president.
In a Politico report, Republican officials explained that they agree with the attorney general that Trump should calm down and let him handle things.
“The president does have a tendency to lash out, and I think in this case he would be well advised to try to temper that,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). “Because I think Bill Barr is his best path on seeing that justice is done in terms of all of these various investigations, including the counterintelligence investigation and the lead-up to the Mueller report.”
‘If you kiss my butt, I will do something for you’: MSNBC commentator slams Trump’s ‘pay-to-play’ pardons
On MSNBC Wednesday, analyst Jason Johnson broke down the self-serving logic of President Donald Trump's pardons.
"These people wrote him from prison, these people had friends asking him questions. Many of these people were connected to the president financially," said Johnson. "And it's the general message that he has, which is that this is a pay-to-play administration. If you kiss my butt, if you give me money, if you make me feel good about myself, if you praise me, if you come up for ridiculous names for yourself 15 minutes after you come out of prison, the I will do something for you."
Trump threatens federal government takeover of San Francisco: ‘It’s worse than a slum’
President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the federal government may "step in" to take control of San Francisco and Los Angeles.
The president made the remarks at a White House event in Bakersfield, California. During the event, Trump responded to someone who said he wanted to "get rid" of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"Get rid of Pelosi! That's okay with me!" Trump exclaimed. "Lot of people agree. Look what's happened to San Francisco. So sad what's happened, when you see a slum, where it's a slum. It's worse than a slum. There's no slum like that."
"It's something that we're going to do something about," he added. "Because if they don't fix it up, clean it up, take care of the homeless, do what they have to do but clean up their city, the federal government is going to have to step in. And we're going to do it in Los Angeles and San Francisco."