Greg Gutfeld, a co-host of Fox News’ “The Five,” acknowledged on Wednesday that Donald Trump’s candidacy has created a lot of tension at the network between anchors.
During a conversation about the Republican presidential candidates wavering on whether they will support the eventual nominee, Gutfeld pointed out that there’s not just strife within the Republican party, but among conservatives in general and at Fox News.
“What we’re doing is we’re pointing out this fractured strife among the Republican Party. But us pointing that out is like Charlie Sheen pointing out your drug habit. We, as a show, are facing internal strife. From a micro-level to a macro-level,” he said.
“You can look at conservative websites like Breitbart, how much that has fallen apart since the Trump nomination. You can look at ‘The Five.’ On any given day, we have tension over this nomination, over this candidate. You can look at our network as a whole, which is — don’t look at me — but you can look at this network, where we are having issues within a family of anchors over this stuff. You can look at the Party,” Gutfeld continued. “So at every area where there is conservatism, there is strife.”
The Fox host then fondly recalled “the good old days where we could all unite against the hatred for Obama, when it was so easy.”
Co-host Eric Bolling jumped in to say, “It’ll be back.”
“It’ll be back,” Gutfeld said in response. “But somehow, Trump has shattered that, and now we’re sitting here, we’re grappling with this internal strife and we have no way to get out of this.”
Gutfeld said that in order to improve the situation, “we actually have to talk amongst ourselves as conservatives, as Republicans.”
“Can we express our grievances honestly about how we feel about this so that we can move beyond, so we can unite?” he asked. “I’m not talking like an encounter group, but I’m saying we all have to be honest with each other.”
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