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Usually Dispassionate Fox News Anchor Bill Hemmer Goes Off on Obama Terror Speech

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 11.14.49 AMAmerica’s Newsroom co-anchor Bill Hemmer was uncharacteristically opinionated and aggressive after President Barack Obama‘s remarks Monday morning at the G20 Summit over Friday’s French terror attacks.

Hemmer — who hosts the late-morning news block on Fox News daily alongside Martha MacCallum — is in Paris, France with continuing coverage of the events, and was the first Fox personality to appear following Obama’s address. Although the coverage was most likely intended for Hemmer to summarize the speech and then toss to Fox’s Bret Baier for his analysis of the President’s news conference, Hemmer clearly editorialized his own views on the address, saying, “If you were waiting to hear a US President say, ‘I feel your pain’ or if you were waiting to hear a US President say, ‘It’s them or us,’ that is not what you just heard.”

Hemmer appeared seething as he continued, “President Obama called the attacks in Paris a ‘setback’ at one point.” Before eventually welcoming in Baier to the conversation, Hemmer, standing with the backdrop of a growing memorial in Paris behind him, concluded:

“President Obama has made it quite clear in that Q-and-A that lasted more than 45 minutes that he has accepted there are evils in this world and evils in places like Paris, France and this is something that we all must face today… If you’re at home wondering with your own set of anger and your own set of fears about what can happen next, you are not alone, because that is precisely what you feel here in Paris, France. And if you were awaiting clarification on your feelings through that Q-and-A, you weren’t gonna get it.”

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