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Fox News’ Chris Wallace warned that President Donald Trump risks being “left behind” unless he conforms to the cultural shift going on in the nation.
The frequent Trump critic spewed his narrative in a discussion with Fox News colleague Bill Hemmer on Friday as he cited the latest examples of woke apologies being made in society, notably in liberal strongholds of culture. Wallace expressed his agreement with a Wall Street Journal column from Kimberly Strassel titled, “Trump Is Beating Trump.”
(Source: Fox News)
“Biden wants to make the race a referendum. The president needs to make it a choice,” the op-ed read, arguing that Trump is giving critics more ammunition to use against him.
“You’ve got this major cultural shift,” Wallace told Hemmer on “Bill Hemmer Reports”
“We don’t know how long it will last, but when you see the NFL, Roger Goodell, flipping on kneeling during the national anthem, more remarkably when you see NASCAR with its roots in the South banning the confederate flag, they think that there’s a real cultural shift going on,” the “Fox News Sunday” anchor added, referring to recent decisions in the sports world.
National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell announced to the league’s 32 teams that the NFL offices will close on “Juneteenth” in order to “reflect on our past, but more importantly, consider how each one of us can continue to show up and band together to work toward a better future.”
A memo that went to NFL teams today: pic.twitter.com/XsKpDmQ6UT
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 12, 2020
Earlier this week, NASCAR made a stunning announcement banning Confederate flags from any of its events, saying in a statement that the presence of the flags “runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry.”
Grammy Award-winning Lady Antebellum issued an apology for the slavery connotations associated with its name and officially morphed into Lady A. Other woke celebrities also launched a video effort to declare they “take responsibility” for systemic racism.
Wallace believed that Trump is hurting himself and his reelection chances by ignoring the spiraling political correctness.
“What Kim Strassel was saying — and I agree with her— is that the president doesn’t seem to be reacting to that cultural shift and runs the risk of being left behind and that would be a bad place to be when you’re running for reelection,” he told Hemmer.
Wallace admitted that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden probably was “not going to be able to put this race away,” pointing to recent remarks he made with a protective mask dangling from one ear.
“He’s got the mask hanging from his ear and he’s having trouble getting out a sentence or two,” he said.
“I’ve been covering national politics for 40 years and never seen a campaign like this, and who knows what lies ahead, and I’m not sure I ever want to see a campaign like this again,” Wallace added. “I like it when the candidates are out on the trail and campaigning and pressing the flesh and conventions are held with people there — not virtual conventions. This is one for the books.”
Hemmer agreed, noting that “we don’t know how he performs in a week to week basis,” speaking of Biden. “We don’t know how he performs on a day-to-day basis because he has been pretty much locked down.”
Twitter users quickly mocked Wallace for his warning that Trump was missing a “cultural shift.”
Wallace is clueless when it comes to President Trump
— Chris (@CNegoda) June 12, 2020
LOL…Chris missing what most Americans think of this “cultural shift”.
— J. McNeil (@jannykmak) June 12, 2020
Like Chris is hip. Please.
— Jill (@mbosguru) June 12, 2020
What shift is that fake news? One where feelings count more than facts? Where mob rule and terrorism is above the law? Where left wing politicians will lie through their teeth to the black community just like they have been doing for over half a century??????
— Andrew DiCroce (@ajcroce57) June 12, 2020
Ignorant Chris Wallace is saying on Fox that there is a cultural shit and Trump will be left behind. Not true. People do not want the new world the woke left thinks is coming. #donaldtrump
— Ramon Jurado (@RamonJurado20) June 12, 2020
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