Kilmeade says Trump was ‘unhinged’ around Jan 6: ‘Convinced he was robbed…but I have not seen any evidence’

(Video: Fox News)

Corporate media may still lambast Fox News as a conservative outlet promoting the messaging of the right, but it may increasingly appear to some to be little more than an outcast sibling in their establishment family as the pivot away from former President Donald Trump brought one host to slam him as “unhinged.”

Appearing Sunday with host Howard Kurtz on “MediaBuzz,” Brian Kilmeade, co-host of “Fox & Friends” joined a discussion with Democratic strategist Laura Fink on the Jan. 6 committee hearings. Kilmeade had previously gone on the record against Trump’s claims of any wrongdoing in the 2020 presidential election, but he took that a step further as he suggested the president was flying off the handle without “any evidence” to justify it.

Referencing an interview conducted at the Army-Navy game following the election, Kilmeade said, “The president was unhinged during that period. I interviewed him at West Point, and he was kind enough to give me a few minutes. I’ve never seen him so angry. That was in between the election and Jan. 6. As soon as we were done, he just stormed off.”

Kurtz had played clips from Thursday’s Jan. 6 committee hearing where former acting deputy attorney general Richard Donoghue testified and alleged the president had said, “just say it was corrupt and leave the rest to me and the Republican congressmen.”

Kilmeade appeared to dismiss those claims as unfounded, explaining that Trump was known for hyperbole only to later come back and seek a concrete solution.

“We all work for people or work with people that sometimes fly off the handle,” he said. “You know you kind of wait it out, count to ten, you go back to it a little bit later. Now that you’re calm, what do you think? You hear that’s the way the president often works.”

The morning show host went on to describe how Trump’s reaction to the election was well outside the norm for his lengthy relationship with the businessman turned political leader, stating, “And you know how long – I’ve known him for 15 years or 20 years prior to him going to the White House. I’ve never seen him so angry. So he’s convinced he was robbed. There’s no doubt about it. But I have not seen any evidence and these are all incremental examples.”

Providing a contrast to the reported conservative slant of Fox News, Newsmax TV host Greg Kelly slammed Kilmeade for his stance on the 2020 election.

“The FAKE NEWS is NOT going to come knocking on your door with The Evidence,” he tweeted in part after asserting his favorability toward his former colleague, “and that’s what he wants them to do.”

While Kelly alleged “IT WAS A BIG FAT SCAM!” others called out the network for its seeming refusal to even entertain the discussion presented in the documentary “2000 mules.”

The 2020 election isn’t the only issue that has caused concern for longtime viewers. A segment in early June during “America’s Newsroom” created an uproar that the network had perpetrated a “complete betrayal” after promoting the story of a child’s transgender journey without any competing views on the potential detriment to the individual. For that, they were slammed for spreading propaganda for the woke agenda.

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