Bret Baier, the chief political anchor for Fox News, pointed out on Wednesday that President Donald Trump himself had engaged in the same America-bashing rhetoric that he is now accusing Democrats of.
Trump has defended his racist remarks targeting four progressive congresswomen by alleging that they “hate our country.” On Fox News Wednesday, Baier was asked about comments one of those congresswomen — Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN) — had made, in which she said “I probably love this country more than anyone that is naturally born and I’m ashamed to continue living in its hypocrisy.”
“It’s important to put the caveat here that as a candidate, candidate Donald Trump had some negative things to say about America at that time as well and different circumstances. So have you to put all that have in context,” Baier said.
“But right now … [Trump’s] pillars for the 2020 race [are]: I am not going to allow socialism to take over. American patriotism and pride. Sovereignty along our borders and stopping illegal immigration. Probably late-term abortion and the economy if it continues to cook.”
While announcing his presidential bid in 2015, Trump said America was becoming a third world country. “We are 26th in the world, 25 countries are better than us in education. And some of them are like third world countries. But we’re becoming a third world country, because of our infrastructure, our airports, our roads, everything,” he claimed.
Trump says he’s ‘very seriously’ looking at changing constitutionally-mandated right to US citizenship
President Donald Trump says he is looking “very seriously” at altering a constitutional right to citizenship at birth. The president made his remarks during a press gaggle during which he also called himself “the chosen one” as he looked up at the sky. Those remarks came just hours after he tweeted praise calling him “the second coming of God” and “the King of Israel.”
Trump could not stop ranting about Obama when asked about cancelled Denmark trip during rambling 40-minute press gaggle
Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, responding to President Donald Trump’s offer to purchase Greenland, stressed that the island is not for sale — and Trump responded this week by canceling a trip to Denmark he had planned. Trump has maintained that he believes Frederiksen was being disrespectful, and during a press conference outside the White House on Wednesday, Trump used the cancelation as an excuse to bash former President Barack Obama — telling reporters that foreign countries, including Denmark, cannot get away with the type of disrespect they showed the United States when Obama was in the White House.
Trump has now humiliated his own ambassador to Denmark twice in just one day
President Donald Trump's statements about the Danish government over the past 24 hours have made things awkward for Carla Sands, the former soap opera actress and chiropractor whom the president appointed to be America's ambassador to Denmark.
On Tuesday, Sands sent out a tweet that hyped up the president's scheduled visit to Denmark -- only to have the president announce on Twitter that he was canceling the event just hours later because the country's prime minister would not entertain his pitch to sell Greenland to the United States.