Kilmeade Rips Buttigieg for Going After Fox Hosts Without Appearing on Their Shows: ‘Absolutely No Courage’

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Brian Kilmeade slammed Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg for his criticism of Fox News opinion hosts.

Kilmeade, a host on “Fox & Friends,” responded to Buttigieg’s criticism on Monday by going after Buttigieg, claiming that the candidate shouldn’t be so quick to criticize shows he has never appeared on.

“Don’t hop on our channel and continue to put down the other hosts on the channel, or the channel,” Kilmeade said. “If you feel that negative about it, don’t come. Because for him to go out there and take shots at our primetime lineup without going on our primetime lineup shows, to me, absolutely no courage.”

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Buttigieg, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) have all spoken out about the importance of reaching out to those with different opinions.

During the town hall on Sunday, Buttigieg explained why he chose to attend a Fox News town hall, while also defending other candidates’ decisions not to, as IJR Blue reported.

“I mean, when you’ve got Tucker Carlson saying that immigrants make America dirty. When you’ve got Laura Ingraham comparing detention centers with children in cages to summer camps [..] Summer camps. Then there is a reason why anybody has to swallow hard and think twice before participating in this media ecosystem.”

However, the presidential candidate admitted that Democrats “can’t blame” Fox viewers if “they are ignoring our message because they will never hear it if we don’t go on and talk about it.”

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“Even though some of those hosts are not there in good faith, I think a lot of people tune into this network who do it in good faith,” Buttigieg said.

As IJR Red previously reported, the DNC announced in March that Fox News would not be allowed to host any Democratic primary debates. However, some Democratic candidates have attended town hall events hosted by the network in an attempt to reach their audience.

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Calvin Anderson
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Calvin Anderson

Buttigieg has both the guts and demeanor to call out excesses in an adult manner. He went into the lion’s den of Fox News and received a standing ovation at the end of the program. Buttigieg is the youngest of candidates but is the ‘adult in the room’ of political discourse. Mr. President – take a lesson.

Victoria
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Victoria

Chris should have made it abundantly clear that the WANNA BE PRESIDENT, was invited to present his platform and answer questions, not bash ANY MEMBERS OF FOX NETWORK…Chris was afforded the perfect opportunity, when Pete said he would refrain from making negative comments about other demo running mates. Chris had no problem during the 2016 debates to counter statements made by candidates, including Trump. Friends, I believe what we have here is a DONKEY IN DEGUISE..(ie Chris Wallace)…In another direction, regarding the migrant children.. The cages WERE , IF NOT DESIGNED BY, were initiated by Hussein….Laura Ingraham recently spent time… Read more »

Ron Ellsworth
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Kilmeade – THE true Moron.

Ron Ellsworth
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Kilmeade – THE true imbecile

Sherri
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So what Buttigieg did was prove he watches none of those he demeaned. Typical. Tucker NEVER said that and Buttigieg, like all screaming “kids in cages” forget where those photos came from. I’m so sick of liars!

Rick Johnson
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Rick Johnson

Brian, as a conservative, I like watching Fox News except when Tucker Carlson or Laura Ingram or Sean Hannity have someone on with whom they disagree. Those three talk over and interrupt any guest with whom they disagree instead of letting the guest speak, then respond with a good solid argument that exposes the fallacies of what the guest has said. My sense is that they are unable to come up with any intelligent response, so they just interrupt and talk over the guest. It’s very rude, and I have to turn it off when that happens.

Doris
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Doris

This guy just got my support. He has all the courage in the world to run but to appear in the lions den of fox. These fox folks should be held to account for their own UGLY VIEWS, and if they don’t want to be called out for them they shouldn’t say them, which is what should have happened. They never should have been said to begin with. I now live Pete.

Otis
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Typical Dumbocratic behavior.

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