Fox News, the Rupert Murdoch-owned cable news shows, has long been considered the most vocal supporter of Donald Trump. With rare and occasional exceptions, programs ranging from Fox & Friends in the morning to the evening program by Sean Hannity they have done little but sing Trump’s praises night and day. When other networks are broadcasting about breaking world news, Fox can reliably be counted on to be broadcasting about Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton’s e-mails, Hillary Clinton’s latest comment, or gypsies invading our nation.
Their coverage of Trump has ranged from promoting conspiracy theories to outright lies. It took a threatened lawsuit to get Sean Hannity to shut up about his ridiculous speculations that Clinton was somehow behind the tragic murder of Seth Rich, even after Fox executives backed down from the story. Or when Fox commentator Maria Bartiromo claimed last week that there were no allegations by women against Trump. Needless to say, she spent the next few days quickly backpedaling her words and blocking people on Twitter.
But the biggest shocker came yesterday when Neil Cavuto, who hosts Your World With Neil Cavuto, laid into Donald Trump in a way that would shock even the strongest anti-Trumpers out there. Listen to his comments below:
In this segment, Cavuto took Trump to the woodshed and asked questions that many Americans have been asking for a long time.
Regarding Trump’s tweets about Jeff Flake and the UCLA basketball players Cavuto’s words were even harsher:
“Forget about either comment being not presidential, at what point does the president’s remarks border on not even being human.”
“Is it me, or does it seem like the President is punching down when these are the incidents that get him all riled up.”
He then goes on to take down Trump that it isn’t all about him. Or his need for groveling praise. Or so many of the character defects that people who have opposed Trump from the beginning of his campaign have seen and shouted to the rooftops for months.
He finishes by saying:
“Last time I checked, you’re the President of the United States. Why don’t you act like it?”
It’s refreshing to see someone, anyone, from Fox News have the courage to call out Donald Trump. To be willing to say “The emperor has no clothes.” Thank you, Mr. Cavuto.