Fox & Friends host Gretchen Carlson had to contend with a truly awkward moment Monday morning as she attempted to get through an interview with Max Rice, a man described as a recent college grad and former Obama supporter who is now switching his vote to Romney.
Rice kicked things off by greeting Carlson, a former pageant queen, with a “Hello, Miss USA.” Carlson corrected him, letting Rice know that she had, in fact, been voted “Miss America.”
“Miss Universe in my book,” he responded. Aw?
As Carlson struggled to make it through the rest of the interview, asking Rice about switching his support from Obama to Romney, he revealed that he’d lost a basketball to a friend who is “a huge supporter of this show.”
“Are you being serious about this interview or not?” she asked him, before letting him know he’s “not ready for primetime” and ending the segment.
Congratulations, Max. You’re famous!
UPDATE: Bill Shine, Executive Vice President of Programming FOX News, sent out the following statement in response to the events that unfolded on-air:
“We are still examining the situation, but it will be addressed with the appropriate parties involved.”
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