comScore

Fox’s Bret Baier Holds Up Newspapers From Pro-Trump Sources Ripping Presser: ‘Big Bear Hug to Wicked BFF Vlad’

Fox News’ Bret Baier was not willing to be generous to President Donald Trump after the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“It was a big deal and I don’t think it’s going to go away for a couple days,” Baier said to Dana Perino of the president’s almost universally appalling showing in Helsinki. “There will be people out there who say, of course Ben Sasse is ripping on the president’s press conference. But it’s not just Ben Sasse or Lindsey Graham or Bob Corker or Jeff Flake, traditional voices that maybe raise concerns about something the president said.”

“When Newt Gingrich, former House Speaker, says, ‘he must clarify his statements, it’s the most serious mistake of his presidency, and it must be corrected immediately,’ you have a problem and a cleanup on aisle five that may need to be made today,” he added.

“Just to give you a physical example, these are three papers that usually give favorable headlines to the president. Here’s The Washington Times: ‘Trump Sides With Putin Over Intel.’ Here’s The Wall Street Journal: ‘Trump Questions Russian Meddling. And here’s The New York Post. ‘President Gives Big Bear Hug to Wicked BFF Vlad, Jabs U.S. Intel, See No Evil.'”

“Yesterday crossed the line with an adversary, and that’s why you will see even supporters come out and say there needs to be some cleanup on this,” Baier concluded.

Watch above, via Fox News.

[image via screengrab]

Have a tip we should know? [email protected]

Filed Under:

Follow Mediaite: