Laura Ingraham called out conservative columnist George Will for his severely critical column about Vice President Mike Pence which made her “sad.”
“Never-Trumper George F. Will takes a high dive off the deep end,” Ingraham said, introducing the segment on her Fox News show, “The Angle” on Friday.
Ingraham explained that Will “has a conspiracy theory and it’s a whopper,” referring to a recent op-ed column published by The Washington Post with the headline, “Trump is no longer the worst person in government.”
“Low key, self-effacing and loyal Mike Pence? How could that possibly be?” Ingraham asked.
In a scathing column, the Ronald Reagan confidant argued that Pence has become “the worst person in government,” and called him “horrifying” among other things.
“Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge” Will wrote. “Because his is the authentic voice of today’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this year’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing.”
Ingraham noted Will’s theory that President Trump picked Pence knowing that “America would have such a revulsion to his VP” that it would take the heat off of himself.
“The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive public figure,” Will wrote.
“What makes Pence so repulsive exactly?” Ingraham asked, pointing to the flaw in Will’s theory.
“I found that from George Will really sad,” Ingraham told her panel.
“He’s had an unbelievable career as one of the premier columnists, writers in the United States. He obviously doesn’t like Donald Trump, that’s fine. But I thought it was filled with such low blows. And I wasn’t even angry about it. I was actually sad about it,” Ingraham said.
Ingraham slammed Will for the “religious overtones” on the vice president’s faith, which she noted came off as “condescending” calling Pence a “pin-up” for the Evangelical community.
“I like George Will. A lot of people don’t like George Will who watch this show. I actually like him. I’ve known him for a long time,” Ingraham continued.
“And it pains me to say this, but I thought the column was beneath him and filled with low blows and not at all in any way illustrative of the man who Mike Pence is. And he’s a wonderful person and I think a very effective vice president,” she added.
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