Fox News host Jeanine Pirro seemed entirely unfamiliar with the Trump family history or business practices during attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night.
"Unlike you Joe, Donald Trump made his own money and he hasn’t asked the government for it and he doesn't cut deals while he’s in the government for his son and his family," Pirro falsely claimed.
"So stop with your sanctimonious, condescending, holier-than-thou nonsense," she shouted, "And above all, stop lying to me!"
Jeanine: Unlike you Joe, Donald Trump made his own money and he hasn’t asked the government for it and he hasn’t cu… https://t.co/8kucKLQ3Q2— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1598145417.0
Pirro was harshly criticized for her comments, with many people wondering if she was drunk on-air. That was a topic explored by NBC's Saturday Night Live in 2019:
Here's some of what people were saying:
Dear @JudgeJeanine aka rage Alcoholic who needs a program Trump borrowed in excess of $400 million from his wax fi… https://t.co/Pee4QYvCds— Don Winslow (@Don Winslow)1598148704.0
Judge Juice Box is serving the hypocrisy straight from the bottle tonight. https://t.co/GpxqAiMuhU— Jo (@Jo)1598148225.0
.@JudgeJeanine appears to be unaware of the massive tax evading wealth transfer from Fred Trump Sr to his kids, unc… https://t.co/QowrAEPSUi— Andrew Feinberg (@Andrew Feinberg)1598148247.0
Who's going to tell her? https://t.co/yZTr2yaCrD— Melissa DeRosa (@Melissa DeRosa)1598147745.0
Jeanine really likes her wine. Donald didn't make his own money. He got it from Daddy and then proceeded to lose so… https://t.co/YYRi95lJ4V— Lisa M (@Lisa M)1598148859.0
His dad gave him a $60.7 million “loan” that he never repaid. https://t.co/zekY99NO3a— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1598147919.0
The Judge is...unwell. https://t.co/STxGjsAlTV— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce)1598146616.0
Once again, Ms. Pirro demonstrates that she’s dumber than a rock. Trump and his children and their spouses are all… https://t.co/biQ9lFzlDO— Clyde Haberman (@Clyde Haberman)1598149636.0
"Unlike you Joe, Donald Trump made his own money and he hasn’t asked the government for it." FACT CHECKING THE BR… https://t.co/n6qSP5ITgZ— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1598149799.0
This is hilarious! Less hilarious is the fact that her audience is probably dumb enough to believe this. Irony hol… https://t.co/HwYJMiXIdH— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost)1598148019.0
lol, she's cra-cra https://t.co/m3xQK8mzFw— Thomas Paine ✊ (@Thomas Paine ✊)1598147104.0
Projection. https://t.co/gL5SMMaien— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali)1598146611.0
This is SNL, right? https://t.co/yXlX9nx8n5— DanaNcolorado (@DanaNcolorado)1598146287.0
It must be painful to be this angry all the time. Wine helps.🍷 https://t.co/oXM6qxYhyO https://t.co/XXzutLsrY9— Bad Fox Graphics (@Bad Fox Graphics)1598145627.0