comScore Fox & Friends 100% Buys Into Trump’s Absurd Russia Walk-Back: ‘He’s Certainly Not Putin’s Poodle’

Fox & Friends 100% Buys Into Trump’s Absurd Russia Walk-Back: ‘He’s Certainly Not Putin’s Poodle’

In a rare instance of dissent, Fox & Friends this week pleaded with President Donald Trump to make amends after his catastrophic press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump’s performance at the presser was widely panned — by many even at Fox News — given that he stood up on stage beside the autocrat and went out of his way to defend Russia against the charges of his own government that the Kremlin attacked US elections in 2016.

In response to the deafening criticism, Trump issued a hilarious televised statement on Tuesday, in which he admitted that he believes Russia interfered with the election (but added: “Could be other people also. There’s a lot of people out there.”) before proposing a laughably nonsensical explanation of why he kowtowed to Putin (“I said the word ‘would’ instead of ‘wouldn’t,'” he claimed.)

Fox & Friends happily bought into it. On Wednesday’s show, the hosts eagerly moved their ire off of Trump and onto the media reaction to his insane gaffe.

“There is no doubt — and the president even said yesterday he misspoke — he made a mistake at the press conference,” host Steve Doocy said. “He has now come out and said ‘I made a mistake. I misspoke. I got lost in a double negative.’ Yet, a lot of people on the left are going ‘nope, nope. Not going to accept it.'”

“The economy’s great, he sat down with Kim Jong Un, this was the other summit, sitting down with a leader that we need to have a relationship with,” Ainsley Earhardt said. “And everyone is excited about that, and then he misspeaks one word, one contraction, he forgot to  put the ‘n’t’ at the end of ‘wouldn’t’ and it ruins the whole summit?”

“Nonetheless, even though he has clarified it over the last 48 hours, there’s been a lot of Trump Derangement Syndrome,” Doocy added, playing a clip of media overreactions to the press conference (not included were clips of Fox News personalities who were shocked by the performance).

“The president, as usual, will bounce back, if history tells us anything,” Brian Kilmeade concluded.

Watch a montage above, via Fox News.

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