Fox News Host Rips Trump's Charlottesville Comments & Wonders If This Is Real Life
President Donald Trump delivered some additional off-script remarks about the violent alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend during a speech that was supposed to be about infrastructure. Following his doubling down on the "many sides" he claims were at fault for the violence, even conservative networks, like Fox News, can't believe what Trump is saying.
In his comments, the president proposed that it wasn't only the armed, white supremacists (the group the driver of the dodge charger used in the car attack was allegedly involved with) at fault for the death of Heather Heyer, 32, but also the "alt-left."
Shortly after the presser, The Fox News Specialists' co-host Kat Timpf literally couldn't disguise her disdain for the president's failures to condemn white supremacists in his most recent off-the-cuff comments.
Timpf also took issue with the sudden desire from the president to be measured and "know the facts" in the Charlottesville situation before condemning any party — particularly as it offered more of a benefit-of-the-doubt to alleged neo-Nazis than he offers others. She cited his history of being (proudly) the first to accuse "Islamic terrorists" in multiple other violent situations. As Timpf said:
TRUMP: Mexicans are bad— Spencer (@spencerwrighter) August 15, 2017
TRUMP: Muslims are bad
TRUMP: Media are bad
EVERYONE: what about Nazis?
TRUMP: let's not single anyone out
Her criticism went deeper, acknowledging that the amount of time it took for President Trump to condemn "a gathering full of white supremacist Nazis" — a move that she said wasn't too controversial.
Maybe it's time for everyone to follow Timpf's lead and invest in high-quality, water-proof make-up for future episodes of incredulous fury.