First Lady Jill Biden’s press secretary says he hopes Fox News and one of the network’s hosts, Rachel Campos-Duffy, will apologize after suggesting she should not have let her husband run for president.
During a show over the weekend, Campos-Duffy said, “When you look at what’s hurting America, when you look at this lack of leadership, and you wonder, who are the people responsible for putting someone this incompetent and frankly this, you know, mentally frail in this position?”
She added, “I’m sorry, as a political spouse, I can’t help but look at Jill Biden.”
Campos-Duffy argued that “no one knew better his state of mind than Dr. Jill Biden,” continuing, “And if you ask me, the most patriotic thing Jill Biden could have done was tell her husband ― to love her husband ― and not let him run in this mental state that he’s in.”
She suggested Jill Biden “failed the country as well.”
The first lady’s press secretary, Michael LaRosa, responded on Twitter calling for an apology.
“This is disgusting. [Rachel Campos-Duffy] and [Fox News] know better. They can do better and their viewers deserve better. I hope they’ll apologize to the First Lady and leave this kind of talk in the [trash] where it belongs,” LaRosa said.
This is disgusting. @RCamposDuffy and @FoxNews know better. They can do better and their viewers deserve better. I hope they'll apologize to the First Lady and leave this kind of talk in the🗑️where it belongs. https://t.co/emBFCwKDiV
— Michael LaRosa (@MichaelLaRosa46) August 23, 2021
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He replied, “I haven’t seen that poll.”
After laughing, the president went on to defend his decision to pull U.S. troops out of the country, saying, “I had a basic decision to make. I either withdraw America from a 20-year war, that depending whose analysis you accept cost us $150 million a day for 20 years or $300 million a day for 20 years.”
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