The hosts of “Fox & Friends” were visibly giddy on Thursday morning while reporting false rumors that King Abdullah II of Jordan, a trained pilot, had personally led airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
“The Jordanian media is reporting that there is a possiblity the king himself could have taken part in some of these airstrikes,” Doocy said. “What a statement that would make!”
Co-hosts Brian Kilmeade and Elizabeth Hasselbeck praised the monarch for his “strong leadership and clarity.”
Doocy also excitedly announced that the king had quoted Clint Eastwood’s movie “Unforgiven” to a U.S. congressman.
The king reportedly paraphrased the line: “I’m not only gonna kill him, I’m gonna kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down,” apparently referring to members of the Islamic State terrorism group, their wives, their friends, and houses.
Flashing a file photo of Abdullah II in a military uniform, Doocy said Jordanians were rallying behind the king “because he, unlike the American President, is taking a tough stance.”
“Just look at that picture!” he exclaimed.
Later in the show, Doocy issued a disclaimer that entire previous segment was based on rumor.
“By the way, I should point out we understand that so far the king has not taken part in any of the raids,” Doocy said. “But he may going forward.”
Watch the video over at Mediaite.