Fox & Friends Comes to Trump’s Defense on ‘President for Life’ Remarks: ‘It’s a Joke! It’s a Joke!’


The hosts of Fox & Friends Sunday morning rushed to President Trump‘s defense over the comments he made about the President of China.

In audio obtained by CNN, Trump said, “He’s now president for life. President for life. And he’s great. And look, he was able to do that. I think it’s great. Maybe we’ll give that a shot some day.”

Fox played the audio this morning and Pete Hegseth––who was quick to invoke the President’s “fake news” nickname at first mention of CNN––said, “He’s making a joke… You could hear the laughter in the room.”

Griff Jenkins wondered about the fact that the audio was leaked in the first place.

“It’s a joke!” Rachel Campos-Duffy exclaimed. “It’s a joke! It’s a joke. And the President loves to, you, know, entertain wherever he’s at. He’s got that entertainment vibe about him, he likes entertaining the crowd.”

She went on to argue that Trump is the furthest thing from a dictator:

“If you’re a dictator, do you decentralize your government? Do you get rid of all these federal regulations? Do you give power back to the people? I mean, this presidency is the opposite of a dictatorship. In fact, our last presidency I would say is more about centralizing power in government and in bureaucrats.”

Hegseth said the media is just overreacting, invoking Greg Gutfeld‘s “hall monitor” nickname of CNN’s Brian Stelter.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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