Last night, actress Meryl Streep said what we’d all been wanting to say about Donald Trump and his hateful, erratic behavior during her speech at the Golden Globes. Tearing into the president-elect for his bigotry and for mocking New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski for having a disability, Streep gave her audience (and the country) a major reality check about why we should all be resisting this undeserving idiot.
Republicans, of course, responded the way they always do when they’re cornered and up against a sound, logical argument: lash out and get even more defensive and illogical. As conservatives across the county rushed to defend their beloved president-elect, Fox & Friends took the prize for the worst failed attempt to save Trump you’ll ever see. Fox News not only failed to bail Trump out, but they somehow managed to make him look even worse than Streep did!
On Monday morning, Fox responded to Streep’s attacks by trying to defend Trump with a video captioned, “Meryl Streep slammed Mr. Trump for ‘mocking’ a disabled reporter, but videos show he may not have targeted reporter.” You can only imagine how that went. See for yourself:
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) January 9, 2017
Fox seriously thought they could defend Trump’s actions by showing a compilation composed of even MORE of Trump’s erratic behavior! The compilation features Trump at several of his most unflattering moments, where he is making animated hand gestures that resembled the ones he made while he was mocking Kovaleski during his campaign rally.
While Trump may have a habit of flailing his arms around, there is absolutely no mistaking that he was targeting Kovaleski, as the Washington Post reported. His jerky hand gestures, combined with the fact that Trump said, “the poor guy, you ought to see this guy” right before imitating Kovaleski makes Fox News’ pathetic attempt to defend him 100 percent pointless. All Fox News has done with this clip is show how unpresidential Trump acts and how ridiculous he looks in such an important role.
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