Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade made a telling slip when he referred to the presidency of Donald Trump as “his reign,” while also falsely claiming that Trump’s border wall has begun to be built.
At the end of an interview with White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday morning’s edition of Trump’s favorite morning show, Kilmeade concluded by noting that Trump “will be at the border tomorrow, looking at beginning of the wall that was built under his reign.”
Co-hosts Steve Doocy and Ainsley Earhardt then bowed their heads and intoned “Under his eye.” (not really)
Kilmeade’s claim about Trump’s border wall is false, Trump will actually be looking at replacement barrier that carries a plaque incorrectly identifying it as “the first section of President Trump’s border wall.”
Kilmeade’s rhetorical elevation of Trump to monarch status is something of a running theme in Trumpworld. Trump himself has joked that he would like to be “President for Life,” and Trump senior adviser Stephen Miller used his television debut to declare that Trump’s power “will not be questioned.”
On a recent episode of Showtime’s The Circus, a Trump supporter stood up and said: “Never in my life did I think I would like to see a dictator, but if there’s going to be one, I want it to be Trump.”
But perhaps the headiest promotion of all was granted by White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who once dubbed Trump the “Commander of Cheese.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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