Jeanine Pirro’s attack on Nikki Haley looked more like a threat than an editorial commentary: “Be very, very careful. Get in line behind our favorite [Donald Trump]. After all, in case you’ve forgotten you work for us and you too can be fired.”
In her “Opening Statement” commentary, Pirro began, “The Republican Party is in real trouble. They proved it to all of us this week. Their primary strategy as it relates to Donald Trump is dead wrong and it will cost them the election and the White House.”
Pirro seemed to be referring to the fact that Haley took some not-so-thinly-veiled shots at Trump during her State of the Union rebuttal. Pirro sneered, “Last I heard, only animals eat their young and maybe a few cannibals.”
Pirro continued, “Republican Governor Nikki Haley, designated by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell to rebut President Obama’s last State of the Union address, instead of taking the opportunity to identify how this Democratic administration has failed us, takes a shot and chastises Donald Trump.”
A laundry list of negative things about the Obama administration Pirro obviously thought Haley should have talked about followed. Then Pirro took aim directly at Haley:
PIRRO: And Nikki Haley takes a shot at Donald Trump? What you think! Who anointed you to take a shot at the leading contender for president in your own party in a nationally televised historic rebuttal, when you could have laid out a strategy of how the very fabric of America has changed under this Democratic so-called leadership?
How about you turn your unsolicited comments toward the president’s incendiary comments against your party? Why don’t you tell him to tone down the rhetoric?
And, by the way, there was a time, Nikki Haley, when you were one of the angriest voices. You came in in a Tea Party wave. Angry about what was happening in America and now you epitomize the very establishment that you promised to change.
Listening to Pirro, one would think that the reason the GOP establishment dislikes Trump is because he’s too honorable.
PIRRO: Donald Trump doesn’t do the Washington two step, where one hand washes the other. Where you overlook my vulnerabilities and I’ll overlook yours and then we all get to come back. Those who are more concerned with serving their incumbency than the American people.
…Donald Trump is not beholden or vulnerable to any of them.
Then it was back to attacking Haley:
PIRRO: Nikki, you are worried about Donald’s voice? Americans are tuning into debates in historic numbers and I’ll tell you who the angriest voices are. The angriest voices are the American people. We’ve been gutted. We’re scared and the American dream is not what it used to be. Unless, of course, you’re an illegal immigrant. And by the way aren’t you a right-to-work state? And you tell us to tone it down? To turn down the volume?
Pirro concluded with her demand and the veiled threat:
PIRRO: Nikki, maybe you and your establishment friends in the Republican party ought to turn down your own volume and start listening to us. Start supporting your own party’s front runner. The person Republicans want.
Your strategy is all wrong. Start supporting the frontrunner. There’s a reason, by the way, that you elected-politicians are all held in such low esteem.
Be careful. Be very, very careful. Get in line behind our favorite. After all, in case you’ve forgotten, you work for us and you too can be fired.
So there you have it. A FOX News Channel host demands Republicans stop attacking Trump and support him because he’s the front runner and she says so.
If you take a look at Pirro’s Facebook page, where she posted the commentary video, there are some very nasty personal attacks on Haley, like this one, from someone named Eddy Blokdijk: “Throw her to a bunch of Islamic terrorists to have fun with...”
Watch Pirro's rant below, from the January 17 Justice with Judge Jeanine.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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