Fox News host Pete Hegseth on Monday suggested that Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine pales in comparison to the right-wing culture wars waging on the US cable TV battlefield.
Hegseth, co-host of this month’s Fox news coverage Conservative Political Action Conferencequoted attendees as saying that while “what’s happening in Ukraine is important,” it doesn’t come close to “the awakening I see in my culture.”
While giving an interview to Hegseth on Monday, host Harris Faulkner said “the backdrop is terrible” for President Joe Biden’s upcoming State of the Union speech as he struggles with “the number of polls” idea”. She also noted that Biden reportedly made last-minute changes to his speech to address Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Pete, we know, at least from reports, that the president is going to change something, about including Ukraine in his comments at the State of the Union tomorrow night,” she said.
“Yes, he will,” Fox & Friends Weekend co-host responds. “I mean, I’m not jealous of the White House speechwriter who’s been tasked with taking on the past year and a half and trying to make it look rosy.”
After agreeing with an Associated Press headline declaring the US to be in “a state of disunity, chaos and danger”, Hegseth referred to his recent conversations with conservatives to claim that the increasingly deadly situation in Ukraine is simply simple compared to the threat posed by a waking society.
“I was at CPAC this weekend talking to conservatives and young people,” Trump loyalists declare. “And they say, yes, what is happening in Ukraine is important, but it pales in comparison to the crime that I see on my streets, with the sanity that I see in my culture, with the inflation that I see in my pocketbook, with the real frontier. I’m interested, it’s the southern border that’s wide open.”
As footage of a besieged Ukraine was shown on screen, Hegseth added: “On every issue, the average American’s quality of life has gone down.”
When created a stiff resistance and caused considerable casualties Yes slow down the invading Russian forces, Ukraine has been hundreds, if not thousands, of civilian and military casualties. More, hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees fled the country for safety and the specter of a world war create a pall globally.