Greg Gutfeld doesn’t mind any of the crude, crassness of what Donald Trump actually says. Gutfeld’s just tired of people defending Trump because he’d probably lose to Hillary Clinton.
In a discussion about Trump’s latest attack on Clinton, in which he said she got “schlonged” by Barack Obama in 2008 and said her trip to the bathroom was "disgusting," Gutfeld complained that Trump gets more preferential treatment on Fox than its employees do.
GUTFELD: I've heard people defend him [Trump] about making fun of a disability, making fun of John McCain, making fun of women, a woman's face, I just wanted to hear somebody defend this as well. Because it just never ends. No one will ever stop defending the crass stuff he says. …And I'm sick of hearing people defend this stuff. By the way, we're not even allowed to use the word that he said, but somehow we're going to have him on our network all the time. Meanwhile, we treat our employees far differently than that.
Gutfeld has a point there. Fox’s Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash each got suspended for two weeks after calling Obama a “p****” (Peters) and saying he didn’t “give a s***” about terrorism (Dash). Yet even though Fox bleeped out the “schlonged” word, Fox pundits are still defending Trump.
But while it’s nice that Gutfeld called out Fox’s hypocritical Trump favoritism, it wasn’t long before Gutfeld revealed his self-serving political motive: he's worried Trump and the GOP would get creamed by Hillary Clinton.
GUTFELD: I don't have a problem with what he [Trump] says. I have a problem with people here defending it. That's my problem.
…I think what happens is when are you surrounded by toadies that cheer you on, you're like a comedian, and you like the laughter. So I don't - he's very impulsive. Instead of thinking about what he says, he's impulsive and it makes you wonder: do you want an impulsive leader, or do you want a leader that thinks? I want somebody who can beat Hillary. I don't think an impulsive leader is going to beat Hillary.
Also, you have to wonder if this isn’t a message Fox head Roger Ailes is trying to deliver to Trump. Because even cohost Kimberly Guilfoyle, who must stick her finger in the Fox News wind to figure out what she wants to say, suggested Trump should tone down his schtick. Guilfoyle said Trump’s 2016 New Year’s resolution “has gotta be to, like, change the tone a little bit, the demeanor, to be able to reach out because in order to win a general election, head to head, you are going to have to draw from that pool (of independents, undecided voters and women).”
Watch it above, from the December 22 The Five.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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