When a Democrat criticized Donald Trump for attacking New Mexico’s Latina governor, Fox host Harris Faulkner jumped in to blame Governor Susana Martinez and suggested that she’s prejudiced against Trump.
In a discussion on Outnumbered about Trump working to turn blue states red, Democratic cohost Julie Roginsky said that Trump needs to “expand the tent” and start appealing to women.
ROGINSKY: And what he did last week is, he went to New Mexico and really excoriated the Republican Latina governor of New Mexico, Susana Martinez. That’s not expanding the tent. That’s compressing the tent. …You won the Republican primary. Don’t go shooting inside the tent.
…He’s gotta consolidate the Republican vote. My advice to him would be, “Stop trashing Susana Martinez. Stop trashing people who you’re gonna need to work on your behalf.”
Cohost Faulkner jumped in, once again feigning the role of “reasonable analyst” to camouflage her Trump cheerleading. First, Faulkner blamed Martinez for not showing up to Trump’s rally in Albuquerque last week, then Faulkner suggested Martinez’ dislike of Trump is because of her ethnicity.
FAULKNER: OK, so to pick up on this Susana Martinez, just for, just a second… We know that she was not in his camp. There were calls within the party for her to at least show up to the rally that was scheduled, to at least, you know, maybe not endorse him. So there is some bad blood there, I guess, for lack of a better term, right there. And I don’t know if it’s a demographic thing. I understand what you’re saying could be a residual effect of that but I’m curious to know what the divide is between Donald Trump and Susana Martinez I and maybe we’ll know in coming days.
Maybe Faulkner doesn’t know "what the divide is" but anyone willing to do a simple Google search would. Martinez has criticized Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants and she opposes his plans for a bigger border wall. But she was not the only New Mexican official to snub Trump. Her lieutenant governor, the Republican mayor of Albuquerque and the only federal Republican legislator in New Mexico all declined to attend.
Yet Martinez was the only one attacked by Trump. And he mocked her, saying, “Hey, maybe I’ll run for governor of New Mexico. I’ll get this place going.” He also falsely accused her of admitting Syrian refugees and wrongly said they were arriving in “large numbers.” In fact, AP reports that the total since 2011, is 10.
But Faulkner overlooked all those facts as she suggested that it was Martinez’ fault Trump behaved so poorly.
By the way, Faulkner also blamed Senator John McCain when Trump smeared his war-hero status.
Watch it below, from the May 30 Outnumbered.
Crossposted at Newshounds.us