Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld blasted Sen. Claire McCaskill as a “lying idiot” after she scoffed at an “animals are great” segment on “The Five.”
Gutfeld responded to the Missouri Democrat during Fox News’ “The Five” on Friday, calling her out for mocking him and his network.
McCaskill ridiculed Fox News and Gutfeld in a tweet on Thursday about their choice to run the lighthearted recurring segment while other networks presumably were covering the news that President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, had pleaded guilty to lying to Congress.
Included in her tweet were apparently photos of CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News coverage during what she said was the 6:00 hour on the east coast. But the image of Fox News was from “The Five,” which airs at 5:00 pm eastern.
This is 6 pm eastern on the three major cable news networks. You just can’t make this up. Seriously. ??? pic.twitter.com/MCRYoWgRrn
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) November 29, 2018
Gutfeld accused McCaskill, who lost her bid for reelection and will end her ten-year career in the Senate in January, of trying to “trick people.”
“But you know who also tried to trick people was Claire McCaskill,” Gutfeld said. “Did you know what she did? She tweeted three segments from CNN, MSNBC and Fox News, showing coverage, of I guess, of the Mueller probe, and they showed ‘animals are great,’ with the idea that that’s what we were covering. Instead, the fact that we led the show yesterday on the Mueller probe, and that Claire McCaskill is, in fact, a lying idiot.”
“You know what, Claire? Animals are great,” co-host Jesse Watters said, laughing.
In fact, the “animals are great” segment in question came at the end of Fox News’ 5 p.m. show on Thursday, well after the opening segment that focused on news of Robert Mueller’s investigation and the reports about Cohen. And at the 6 pm eastern time slot, Fox News aired “Special Report With Bret Baier” which also covered the Mueller probe and Cohen’s plea agreement.
Gutfeld added to his on-air rebuke with a tweet calling the Democrat a “loser.”
Oh Claire. We led with this topic. You deceptively chose the last minute of the show where we do fun stuff. Loser! https://t.co/AVe3QzNaET
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) November 30, 2018
Jedediah Bila, who at times sits in as a guest host of “The Five,” addressed McCaskill in her own tweet, inviting the Democrat to watch the show sometime.
Claire, that’s a closing One More Thing segment at the show’s end, which is supposed to make people laugh and smile (and does) in an often bad-news inundated world. The serious topics lead the show every day. Tune in more to see! Also, animals ARE great. https://t.co/bJgojK5qxz
— Jedediah Bila (@JedediahBila) November 30, 2018
Twitter users agreed with Gutfeld and many noted that the outgoing McCaskill will probably have plenty of time soon to watch “The Five.”
Animals are great, greater than most people including Claire
— Kim Accardi (@KimAccardi) December 1, 2018
Well, she should have plenty of time to watch The Five, now that she’s been turned out of office.
Probably should let her know it’s at 4:00 CST in Missouri, so she can schedule a break from counting her money.
— Chris (@RealChrisCotts) November 30, 2018
@clairecmc Should have tuned in @ 5 (called “The Five” for a reason). They try & end their show on a high note (unlike the sour puss gang at CNN/MSNBC who are blind with rage over losing the ’16 election with a flawed candidate). You are as dishonest as the rest of your party.
— Edward Bunch (@edwardbunch) November 30, 2018
— Lissette Garcia M… (@MissLissetteG) December 1, 2018
leave it to Claire to suck the fun out of the room… @greggutfeld your show is one of the only programs where we get a break and laugh… don’t change it because of Claire, she probably thinks SNL is humorous.
— Vince Scarpinato (@KOSchef) November 30, 2018
As a Lame Duck, you’d think she’d enjoy the animals segment!
— Nick S (@thesonx) November 30, 2018
Guess she has plenty of time for TV now that she doesn’t have a job
— jimmy miles (@boobiemiles04) November 30, 2018
Just read the replies to her post. Sadly a lot of people ARE stupid enough to fall for this.
— Kris Smith (@WarlockSoL) November 30, 2018
Now that she is unemployed she will have a lot more time to watch the whole program.
— Joe Kennedy (@NowYouBeYou) December 1, 2018
Happy Retirement Claire
— Brad (@BradMar98373341) November 30, 2018
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