We were forwarded a clip of video from this morning’s episode of FOX and Friends, the notoriously pro-Trump propagandist morning show famous for having a direct line to President Donald Trump–who is said to personally watch the show every morning.
Today’s guest? Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado. The subject? Trump’s foreign policy.
And on FOX and Friends, with a golden opportunity to make good on his many promises to “hold Trump accountable” on foreign policy and the President in all likelihood personally tuned in–what do you suppose Gardner did?
You already know what Cory Gardner did. Cory Gardner sucked up to Trump.
KILMEADE: Senator when they used to have battles in the old days, the generals would lead, they used to be on the front lines. Isn’t that kind of the way the President’s doing things? He leads, and behind him is Pompeo, Mattis and Bolton. Should we get used to that?
GARDNER: I think that’s exactly the style that you’ve seen from this President, whether it’s Kim Jong Un or whether it’s Vladimir Putin. [Pols emphasis] But again, I, I don’t think, you know remember what happened over the last eight years. You had, you had a President Obama who said to Mitt Romney, uh, ‘the 80s are calling they want their foreign policy back.’ And now we see Russia taking this center stage role that the Democrats denied for the last eight years. It’s pretty remarkable.
KILMEADE: Right. Senator, great job, thanks very much.
This is the same Sen. Gardner who received undeserved glowing headlines immediately after the Helsinki summit for “calling out Trump,” remember? In truth, Gardner hadn’t done much more than he did on FOX and Friends today, shifting to criticism of President Barack Obama as fast as he possibly could after the briefest acknowledgement that Russia was not the friend Trump insisted they are.
But inside the friendly confines of FOX and Friends, Gardner can dispense with even the appearance of displeasure with Trump, and give the Republican base the unadulterated red meat they’re looking for! Trump “leads from the front lines”–and you can tell because of how well things went with Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin!
Okay, but please never ever tell us again how Gardner “holds Trump accountable.”
Because that is demonstrably a load of crap.