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‘That Was Spirited’: Fox Host Doocy Overwhelmed After Refereeing Awkward Debate on Race in Politics

Fox & Friends cohost Steve Doocy needed a breather after getting overwhelmed during a segment where two guests duked it out on the topic of pandering on the campaign trail.

Unsurprisingly, Fox & Friends Monday has been focusing on the latest to emerge out of the WikiLeaks scandal, and one detail concerning the use of the phrase “yo mama,” suggested a pandering effort to an African American crowd by Clinton earlier this year. Joining Fox & Friends to discuss was vice-chair of the Trump National Diversity Coalition Brunell Donald-Kyei who said, “The pandering is not working. Black people just want a real seat at the table.”

Brian Benjamin, a Democratic strategist, defended the oft-cited “hot sauce” episode by Hillary Clinton in April (“She actually does carry hot sauce,” clarified Benjamin) before noting that it’s the GOP nominee who is actually the worse panderer of the two major party candidates. Benjamin invoked Donald Trump‘s penchant for calling the community “the African Americans,” as proof of him being out-of-touch.

But Doocy lost control of the interview as Donald-Kyei and Benjamin sparred back and forth well past the host’s prompts to wrap up the debate. “Don’t go there!” Donald-Kyei shot back. “WikiLeaks has put it all on the streets,” she continued.

“I think this is ridiculous,” said Benjamin. By the time Doocy could finally work his way back into the exchange, and took a beat to silently fan himself, letting out an exasperated declaration surmising his segment: “That was spirited.”

Cohost Brian Kilmeade added from the sidelines, “Now I need some hot sauce.”

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