Angry Brian Kilmeade was forced to retort Fox and friends co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy on Tuesday after the former MTV star Real World: San Francisco repeatedly asserted that the US had “incited” Russia to enter the war with Ukraine.
With Fox News Draw recent backlash because the some of its stars promote Kremlin-friendly commentary and pro-Putin viewsCampos-Duffy identified himself Tuesday morning to suggest that Russia is somehow not the real aggressor in a full-scale invasion of its sovereign neighbour.
Fill in often Fox and friends Host Ainsley Earhardt Campos-Duffy repeatedly stated that Russia’s “red line” is the possibility of Ukraine becoming a member of NATO, suggesting that the US has brought this to Ukraine by looking at expanding the alliance. .
“If you look at that map and the areas that are supposed to end up in a peace treaty, it’s true,” she stated. “That’s why we should never provoke them. They say very clearly that there is a red line. The red line is neutral for Ukraine. That they cannot enter NATO”.
Moments later, she again blamed the United States and Ukraine for Russia launching a bloody and violent war against its independent neighbour. But this time, an exasperated-looking Kilmeade couldn’t hold back his tongue.
“We have a Monroe Doctrine and I think we would be very interested in this kind of action in our hemisphere,” said Campos-Duffy, referencing the19th century United States foreign policy perspective. “I think he said keep it neutral. And in the end, maybe Ukraine will lose more land because of this”.
While Kilmeade said the main issue was “Vladimir Putin,” Campos-Duffy continued to point the finger at the Biden administration.
“Actually, the main problem is still China,” she declared. “We have now created a larger bloc, China and Russia together. This is why our policymakers don’t think long-term. Provoking this war has brought our two enemies closer together.”
“We don’t incite war,” one Kilmeade replied irritably. “They provoked war.”
The former reality TV star turned pundit reiterated that Russia “has red lines,” prompting her Fox News colleague to retort: ”They can’t create red lines in other countries, Rachel ! Don’t depend on them to create a red line in other countries! ”
With Campos-Duffy stressing this was just “the fate of geography,” Kilmeade countered that Russia was upset “they lost the right to an election” and has since been trying to win back Ukraine.
“Why should a democracy give up because Vladimir Putin is a lunatic?” Kilmeade hastily concluded.
This is not the first time Campos-Duffy has been reprimanded on Fox for saying Russia has a reason to invade Ukraine. Late last month, Fox News national security reporter Jennifer Griffin denies the public opinion host’s assertions that Putin was merely responding to NATO’s potential expansion.
“If you go back to the words that Putin used in July, as well as last Monday when he gave his justification of essentially clearing the Ukrainian border and consider it — take it back. and how he sees it as part of Russia,” Griffin explained at the time. “He’s talking about an 18th-century view of Russia’s borders, and it has nothing to do with NATO.”