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A “Fox & Friends” segment between Left-wing operative Donna Brazile and conservative contributor and author Tammy Bruce went off the rails Tuesday, prompting widespread calls on social media for Fox News to can the former head of the Democratic National Committee.
The segment, which was being mediated by co-host Brian Kilmeade, began when Brazile gave her impression of the Republican National Convention’s first night, claiming that speakers — which included a lifelong Democratic state lawmaker from Georgia — were “speaking to the choir.”
By comparison, Brazile claimed that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden was addressing ordinary Americans of all political stripes, while going on to mention Jacob Blake, the young black man who was shot by Kenosha, Wis., police on Sunday after he ignored their commands and behaved as though he might be retrieving a weapon from his SUV.
“The fact is, we’re talking about the differences between the parties,” Bruce began after thanking Brazile for letting her “get a word in edgewise.”
“Fact of the matter is, Joe Biden’s had almost half-a-century of being in Washington, D.C., and you look at the condition of the Democrat Party,” she continued. “The dour hopelessness of that message, that…Hillary Clinton’s message that he should not concede under any circumstances, the desperation that is there because they know they can’t persuade the American people.”
She went on to push back against Brazile’s claim that Republicans aren’t speaking to Americans in general but just their own base.
“That is the problem with the Democrat point of view — is that they don’t consider it a message that Americans represent, that Americans want to hear, that is a part of everyday lives,” she added.
Bruce also praised President Donald Trump and his family for “giving up everything” to run for the Oval Office and try to improve the country for all Americans.
She then said that “no Democrat has spoken out against” the ongoing rioting and violence that has gripped several major cities for months.
At that point, Brazile interjected and the two began talking over each other as Kilmeade attempted to regain control.
After claiming that Bruce’s response sounded like “a scratched record,” she raised her voice and began pointing fingers, saying: “It sounds like I will never be an American in your world, because after 400 years, my family cannot walk out of this house without fearing violence!”
“Of course you are,” Bruce countered.
At that point, the segment simply devolved into an argument as both women talked over each other, leaving Kilmeade struggling to recover and regain control.
“Don’t be so condescending and patronizing on me, to tell me, that I cannot tell my story,” Brazile lectured, raising her voice.
“Donna, let her answer you,” Kilmeade responded as Brazile continued her angry rant.
“She doesn’t want an answer,” Bruce said calmly as Brazile’s voice steadily rose.
“You’re patronizing,” Brazile accused, “and you’re offensive when you say that.”
Kilmeade then asked Bruce if she “ignored 400 years,” but as she attempted to answer, Brazile stole the segment again.
“Yes, she did!” Brazile claimed, before playing the race card and accusing Bruce could not know what it’s like to be her or be black.
“You deny my existence,” the former DNC chief repeated.
Eventually, Kilmeade was forced to cut them both off, saying, “Alright. That’s not going well.”
Following the segment, Brazile was trending on social media, and not in a good way.
Donna Brazile should not be on Fox News.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) August 25, 2020
The worst segment I’ve ever seen on F&F. Donna Brazile should lose her contract as a FNC contributor. She was totally disgraceful to Tammy Bruce. Kilmeade did a terrible job of regaining control. From now on whenever I see Donna Brazile on FNC I will turn it off. #Brazileneeds2go
— Joe Pirro (@IamJoePirro) August 25, 2020
Donna Brazile needs to go back to supplying the debate questions for the DNC. What a hateful woman. #FoxandFriends
— Ambassador from South Carolina (@MinusThymus) August 25, 2020
— Libertymeister (@NYSGP) August 25, 2020
Hey @FoxNews, if I cared about the opinion of Donna Brazile, I’d tune to CNN or MSDNC. Enough please.
— Bill Kirkman (@BillKirkman) August 25, 2020
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