Going Rogue: Fox’s Brian Kilmeade Criticizes Trump ‘Oversimplification’ on North Korea Testing


Fox News host Brian Kilmeade had some pointed criticism over remarks Trump made about North Korea over the weekend, even as he and his co-hosts were criticizing the media for criticizing Trump.

On Sunday night, Trump delivered a speech at the annual Governors’ Ball, and while discussing his upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, told the crowd that he’s not in a rush.

“I just don’t want testing,” Trump said. ” As long as there’s no testing, we’re happy.”

Trump’s speech apparently took place in the little-used Phantom Zone Room of the White House.

That remarks did not sit well with Kilmeade. On Monday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends, he and his two co-hosts began to complain about the low expectations being set by media coverage of the summit. But then, Kilmeade veered off into a critique of his own.

“I don’t love the statement that he made yesterday, when he says if they just don’t test I’m okay with it,” Kilmeade said, calling the remark “an oversimplification.”

“Why aren’t you happy with that?” co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked.

“Because testing is not enough, dismantling is enough, because they can build without testing,” Kilmeade said, to agreement from co-host Pete Hegseth.

“They’ve got about between 20 and 60 bombs,” Kilmeade added. “The fact that there’s a dash between there means there’s a lot we don’t know.”

As regular viewers of the program know, Kilmeade is prone to occasional commentary of this sort, but not usually while he’s in the middle of complaining about others criticizing Trump.

Watch the clip above, from Fox News.

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