Awkward: Karl Rove Calls Fox & Friends Host Alisyn Camerota ‘Gretchen’

Karl Rove is a regular on Fox & Friends, both the weekday and weekend editions (which have different hosts). It had been a while since he had been on either– not since 2011, in fact– and so he had prepared a cute New Year’s Resolution joke about how he would promise to protect the female host from the other two jokers, except it appears he prepared it for the weekday edition. And so, this morning, he mistakenly promised Alisyn Camerota that he would protect Gretchen Carlson from her co-hosts. Oops!

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“I have, incidentally, made a new year’s resolution!” Rove excitedly told the hosts, to “do a better job of protecting Gretchen from you guys.” “Or Alisyn!” she retorted, co-host Dave Briggs suggesting that a better resolution would be to “remember her name, that may be a good place to start.” Rove buried his head in his hands (how often do we get to see Karl Rove do that?) and apologized. After a bit of banter, Camerota dismissed him by saying, “thank you, Mike Huckabee!”

The gaffe via Fox News below:

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