‘Fox & Friends’ Hosts Fight Over Biden ‘Turning His Back on the Press’
It’s all been a little stressful on Fox & Friends Friday morning when the hosts row back together President bidenmedia arrangement.
Brian Kilmeade went on a rampage after showing a clip of White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre answering questions about why Biden did not hold a joint press conference with Irish leader Leo Varadkar during his visit. of Varadkar to Washington, DC, this week.
Kilmeade said of Jean-Pierre: “Obviously she has no message, she plays defensively and just deflects every question she gets. “Think about what happened in the last 48 hours. We had a banking crisis. [Biden] give a three-minute speech and really turn away from all these questions.”
Kilmeade went on to say, “We then received a drone, a Predator drone, shot from the sky by the Russians,” referring to an incident involving a machine. MQ-9 Reaper drone in the sky. Black Sea on Tuesday. Steve Doocy can be heard interrupting his colleague to say that the drone was indeed “cut off” by a Russian jet – that’s what Pentagon claimed to have brought down the drone—but Kilmeade continued, calling the incident “one of the most serious clashes between two great powers that we have seen in the last 50 years.”
Kilmeade also lamented that Biden instead “talking about guns” and participating in a fundraiser instead of explaining his response to various crises — including “fentanyl and the border” — to the American people. “This is what you want to do if you’re running to be the leader of the country,” Kilmeade said. “Instead, he ran away from the press. This is disrespectful to the people and the press.”
Doocy replied, “Well, he’ll get away with it. “They want to keep a clean ranking until he announces he’s running for re-election, and that’s what they’re going to do.”
“Tell it to the Russians,” Kilmeade replied. “He can’t do it! You are the president of the United States of America—it is not up to you to have a clean ranking. You’re not running for office, you’re in office.
Doocy and Kilmeade then began talking to each other when Doocy pointed out that, as president, Biden could “do what he wants” while Kilmeade went on to insist “that’s unacceptable Okay.” “By whom?” Doocy asked. “By U.S!” Kilmeade said. “Can you accept it? Are you okay with that? Turn your back on the press?”
Doocy said he wants to hear from Biden as much as possible but whether or not to speak is the president’s final decision. “That was a bad choice,” Kilmeade grumbled.
At the time, presenter Ainsley Earhardt attempted to intervene diplomatically. “Listen, if that’s [Biden’s] choice, he has to be open to criticism,” she said. “The American people want to hear from him, and when our banks are down and people are scared, the president should come out and speak. But it is his choice.
But Kilmeade was not taken.
“If Donald Trump chose not to talk about the pandemic and avoid criticism, which would be a bad decision because you have the opportunity to lead.” he say. “The Russians just shot a $50 million Predator drone into the sky and they’re trying to harness cutting-edge technology,” Kilmeade continued, repeating his incorrect version of events.
This time Doocy didn’t set the record straight away, instead ending the argument with a conciliatory note. “Actually, we were probably the only channel that talked about him not holding a press conference,” Doocy said, before the show quickly moved on to a segment about March Madness.