The hosts of Fox & Friends accused President Barack Obama Thursday morning of going for a “halo effect” in his visit with Pope Francis on Wednesday, in which the president attempted to swipe some glow from the pontiff’s high approval rating.
“Pope Francis might turn out to be one of the most popular figures in the world today,” Brian Kilmeade said. “The president hoping to get some reflective fame, perhaps, or glory off of that. They’re calling it the ‘halo effect.'”
Kilmeade contrasted the men’s approval ratings and noted that Obama’s had gone up to 59%.
“Let’s call it 60%,” Steve Doocy said. “That’s not good.”
Doocy then read from a Raymond Burke op-ed that accused Obama of being “a tonally secularized man who is hostile toward Christian civilization,” something he said has angered many American Catholics.
Watch the clip below, via Fox News:
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