Adding to the ever-growing list of things you can file under “you can’t make this crap up,” one of Fox News’ biggest babbling fools, Jeanine Pirro, defended Donald Trump and John Kelly amid criticism concerning their handling — and this “president’s” subsequent defense — of now former aide Rob Porter, who’s been accused by both of his ex-wives of years of physical abuse.
This might not be as big of a scandal had reports not surfaced that Kelly knew of Porter’s allegations of domestic violence in the fall of last year, while Trump has made several comments indicating his support for Porter, criticizing people for abandoning “due process” as it relates to the allegations made against his former aide.
Trump’s statements are filled with hypocrisy considering how often he seems to label people guilty seemingly based on nothing more than whether or not they’re “friend or foe.” Most infamously, his response in 1989 to the “Central Park Five” when he took out several full-page ads in New York City newspapers calling for the execution of five African American and Latino teenagers who were wrongly convicted of the murder of a white jogger. Despite DNA evidence, and a confession from a serial rapist to the crime, Trump’s refused to apologize for his actions.
Well, in a rather incoherent rant, Pirro defended both Trump and Kelly by telling her viewers that if they want to blame someone for Porter’s actions, they should look no further than Barack Obama.
No, I’m not kidding.
After a nearly six minute rant defending Trump and Kelly over this administration’s handling of Porter during her opening segment, Pirro closed with this:
You want to stop a four-star general who is running the White House, who believes in chain of command, who makes a decision within forty minutes, because you hate President Trump? Find another scapegoat. You might want to look at the last president.
To be honest, I have no idea what that even means. It’s as if people over at Fox News know that they don’t need to make any sense when bringing up the names of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton, all they need to do is find some way to do so as often as possible so their followers won’t realize almost nothing they’re saying makes any sense.
People aren’t criticizing or blaming Trump and Kelly because Porter abused women. As Pirro pointed out at the beginning of her rant, as human beings we’re often fooled by people who present themselves as one way, who later turn out to be someone terrible we never envisioned they could be.
The biggest issues here are the reports that Kelly knew about Porter’s domestic violence history months ago, but it wasn’t until the story became public that this White House did anything about it. Furthermore, Trump’s public praise and defense of Porter since these allegations surfaced is another point of fact with which people have taken issue.
Of course, you’re not going to hear those facts mentioned much by the clowns over at Fox News defending Trump and Kelly.
While I’m never surprised to see anyone on Fox News bring up the names of Obama or Clinton in situations where neither individual has anything to do with what’s going on just to deflect attention away from how truly awful Trump is, Pirro’s mention of our 44th president during this rant was definitely one of the more egregious examples of someone working for America’s most-watched conservative entertainment channel doing this.
Watch her babbling rant below via Fox News: