“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade offered an all-out defense of Ben Carson’s obvious ignorance of the basics of his job as secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) and other House Democrats exposed Carson repeatedly during an Oversight Committee hearing Tuesday, where the HUD secretary infamously confused an acronym for foreclosures with Oreo cookies.
Kilmeade came to Carson’s defense the following morning on Fox News, saying the executive branch official should be more focused on the immigration system and homeless veterans than enforcing housing laws.
“I don’t know if you noticed but you go into major cities, we’re overwhelmed with Americans homeless, many of which are veterans, that should be the priority,” Kilmeade said.
Many of Carson’s critics were surprised by his basic lack of understanding of his job after more than two years at HUD because he is a retired neurosurgeon, but Kilmeade said that should essentially make him immune to questions about his job preparation.
“For those people to make disparaging remarks about Ben Carson — he is one of the world’s elite brain surgeons,” Kilmeade said. “He is so much smarter than everybody else in Washington. He’s just getting used to the housing authority, so easy with the comments — unbelievable.”
Brian Kilmeade is insulted by people's "disparaging remarks" about HUD Secretary Ben Carson not knowing a fundamental aspect of a job he's held for over two years: "He's just getting used to the housing authority. So, easy with the comments. It's unbelievable!" pic.twitter.com/2V5y8Tstfg
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 22, 2019
Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action
Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.
Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.
Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.
Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East
The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.
Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.
The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.
‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’
The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."
Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.
"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"
"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.