Fox Host On Caitlyn Jenner’s Transition: ‘What The Hell Is Going On?’ (VIDEO)

Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Tuesday wondered “What the hell is going on?” with Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner, in a segment that mockingly covered her gender transition.

Cavuto was reacting to Jenner’s newly unveiled Vanity Fair cover, which marked her much-anticipated public debut as a woman.

Fox Business anchor Dagen McDowell mused about the “interesting way” Jenner decided to spell his new first name and then pointed out that Jenner preferred to use female pronouns now that her public transition was complete. Yet McDowell referred to Jenner using male pronouns almost exclusively throughout the segment.

Cavuto, who seemed uncomfortable with the topic, eventually told McDowell “Look at the time” and moved on to address fellow Fox Business host Charles Payne as “Charlene Payne.”

“What do you make of it?” Cavuto asked Payne.

“That’s the era that we’re living in, right?” Payne responded.

“Rome, final days. But that’s fine,” Cavuto said.

h/t Think Progress

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