Fox Host Calls Trump’s Presser Performance ‘Disgusting,’ ‘Wrong’

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During his Fox Business Network show Monday, host Neil Cavuto called President Donald Trump’s failure to denounce Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Russian interference in the 2016 election “disgusting,” saying that the presser “set us back a lot.”

“That made it disgusting. That made his performance disgusting,” Cavuto said of Trump’s refusal to even criticize the Russian President. “Only way I feel. Not a right or left thing to me. It is wrong.”

“A U.S. President on foreign soil talking to our biggest enemy or adversary or competitor, I don’t know how we define them, essentially letting the guy get away with this, not even offering a mild, a mild criticism,” he continued. “That sets us back a lot.”

Cavuto’s criticism is especially notable as his colleagues Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson have exclusive interviews with Trump about the summit Monday night.

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  1. Neil Fucking Cavuto, eh? Huh. That’s all I got.

  2. essentially letting the guy get away with this, not even offering a mild, a mild criticism,” he continued. “That sets us back a lot.”

    No criticism? Trump had lots of criticism - he just reserves his for American institutions, law enforcement, and citizens.

  3. I’m sure Sean Hannity disagrees…

  4. A little break in the Fox News firewall? Kilmeade strayed off the reservation this morning as well.

    Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!
    — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2018

    “That’s by far the most ridiculous tweet of late, and that is insulting to past administrations,” Kilmeade said on Fox and Friends Monday morning. “He can’t be saying that going into the Russian summit.”

  5. Those interviews tonight ought to go just swimmingly.

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