Fox News personality Peter Hegseth was buried in derision on Saturday morning for asserting on Twitter that The Atlantic report that revealed Donald Trump called captured and killed U.S. troops “losers and suckers” was a “Leftist hit-job” adding it was like “all the other anti-Trump hoaxes, always fabricated.”
His comments came more than 12 hours after his own network confirmed the story.
Twitter users were quick to point him in that direction as you can see below:
This Atlantic “story” is nothing but a textbook Leftist hit-job. Always anonymous. Always coordinated. And, as we’ve seen with all the other anti-Trump hoaxes, always fabricated.
— Pete Hegseth (@PeteHegseth) September 5, 2020
The problem with your attempt to defend the indefensible is this fits a pattern. It also has not been denied by Kelly, and it was confirmed by other news outlets like Fox.
— Forrest McPherson (@ForrestMcPhers3) September 5, 2020
“He’s not a war hero… I like people who weren’t captured.”
Do you remember the disdain in his voice when he said that? Because I sure do.
— Verity Pace 🌐 (@VerityPace) September 5, 2020
It came from the right. It was verified by Fox.
— BellaDora45 (@Belladora45) September 5, 2020
The Atlantic story is NOT from anonymous sources.
It’s been confirmed by 5 news organizations including Fox News who each talked directly to their own sources, WHOSE NAMES THEY KNOW.
He said it.
— TheMaineDeLorean (@the_lorean) September 5, 2020
— A. Emannep (@AEmannep) September 5, 2020
Ok then why are FOX reporters saying it’s true? You would think All of FOX’s reporters would be on the same page????
— Ben B (@bb7414) September 5, 2020
By the way this isn't anonymous pic.twitter.com/NwEwWb6JaP
— InvisibleⓋ (@JustWhatcause) September 5, 2020
hmmm. you know fox news confirmed most of the allegations. of course you do…,-)
— Kevin Hughes (@KevinHu45794975) September 5, 2020
Verified by frickin' FOX!
Let me repeat that for the hard of hearing: VERIFIED BY FOX!
— Lemeritus (@LemeritusPrime) September 5, 2020
If it was a lie John Kelly would have came forward and said that. Also the story has been independently verified by FOX and AP. You’re just offering a political opinion not facts.
— Carlton Hall (@CarltonWHallESQ) September 5, 2020
Portland sheriff fires back at Trump for falsely claiming he supports the president
Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese of Portland, Oregon, quickly shut down President Donald Trump's claim that he endorsed him for the upcoming presidential election.
During the first presidential debate on Tuesday night, Reese took to Twitter with his reaction to Trump's remarks as he confirmed he has never supported Trump. In addition, he also made it clear he has no intent on supporting the president going forward.
"In tonight's presidential debate the President said the 'Portland Sheriff' supports him," Reese tweeted on Tuesday night, adding, "As the Multnomah County Sheriff I have never supported Donald Trump and will never support him."
‘Biden won’: Fox Business host gives Kayleigh McEnany bad news about Trump’s debate
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany insisted on Wednesday that President Donald Trump came out on top against Democratic nominee Joe Biden in Tuesday night's debate.
McEnany was asked about Trump's performance by Fox Business host Stuart Varney.
"He thinks he won the debate?" Varney wondered. "Does he think that?"
"Yes, he does," McEnany replied. "He was in very good spirits. He brought the fight that I think the American people wanted to see."
"President Trump took on the role of both the media, what they should be doing, and a candidate sharing his record with the American people," she opined.
Tim Scott says Trump ‘misspoke’ about Proud Boys: ‘If he doesn’t correct it, I guess he didn’t misspeak’
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on Wednesday sought to excuse President Donald Trump's refusal to disavow a far-right extremist group.
At Tuesday night's presidential debate, Trump was asked to speak out against the neo-fascist Proud Boys group.
"Proud Boys, stand back and stand by!" Trump replied.
On Wednesday, Scott was given a chance to comment on the remark during a meeting with Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.
“I think he misspoke in response to Chris Wallace's comment," Scott said. "I think he misspoke. I think he should correct it, if he doesn't correct it, I guess he didn't misspeak.”