RESPECT: The Five ‘admires’ Trump’s ‘explosive’ mid-hurricane news dump – why it scares Dems to death

And you STILL think the Trump White House doesn’t know what it’s doing?

As Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 storm with winds of 130 mph, approached landfall in Texas, Fox News Ed Henry appeared on “The Five” to report on an equally big Friday night news dump from the Trump administration.

…which earned the praise of most of the show’s co-hosts.

In addition to pardoning former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, President Donald Trump also made his ban of transgender people from the U.S. military official AND there were reports that the president is leaning toward doing away with DACA, the Obama-era program that allows those who came to America illegally as children to stay here.

Naturally, co-host Juan Williams assigned a sinister motivation to the “politically explosive” actions, wondering aloud if Trump is “trying to distract from something else.”

Henry responded by reading a text he received from a Trump adviser: “Who says the president doesn’t know what he’s doing? He pardons Arpaio and bans transgenders in the military in the middle of a hurricane.”

“That sounds to me like people around this president get what they’re doing,” Henry said. “This is a news dump. There’s no other way of saying it.”

Dana Perino, who served as White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, can be heard saying, “Technically, I kinda admire it.”

Colleague Kimberly Guilfoyle went further, to say the news dump was “a smart move.”

“The president is doing this on purpose,” Guilfoyle said. “We knew he was going to do with Sheriff Joe Arpaio, he said it the other night during the rally in Arizona, so he’s gonna give his followers what he’s promised them… and you have North Korea going on, you’ve got Venezuela sanctions, you’ve got all of these things at once.”

“It’s seems to me like it was a good strategy, you know politically, to do this on a Friday night in the middle of Harvey,” she continued.

Henry chimed in to say this “has been one of the great fears” heard from Democrats that Trump knows what he’s doing as he gets “very effective at overturning Obama regulations, rules and all of the rest.”


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