Fox News’ Chris Wallace has just put his Trump Derangement Syndrome on full display.
On Sunday, the established news host grilled White House advisor Stephen Miller on Trump’s repeated statements and tweets criticizing the left, particularly the “AOC squad” and Rep. Elijah Cummings.
Wallace openly bashed the president and actually attempted to compare Trump to AOC and other “progressive” Democrats’ criticism of America, with comments like, “The president said that President Obama ‘has been the most ignorant president in our history.’ When asked about [Russian President Vladimir Putin], he said ‘there are a lot of killers. You think our country is so innocent?’”
However, Miller stood strong by the president’s side, taking down Wallace’s statements against Trump and pointing out the fundamental differences between when Trump criticizes things going on in America and when “The Squad” hates on our nation.
Miller defended Trump, stating that there’s a “huge difference” between Trump’s “America First” ideology and “The Squad’s” beliefs.
This prompted Wallace to jump on the Trump-racism bandwagon being pushed by the left. He countered,
“Nobody has any problem with what the president’s policies have been. It’s when he goes into stoking racial fears. I’ve never called any of his tweets racist, but there is no question he is stoking racial division.”
This video quickly went viral online.
The Washington Examiner commented on Wallace’s claim that Trump is “stoking racism” :
The Fox News host asserted that Trump’s comments rival those made by the “squad” of freshman progressive lawmakers — Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. Trump has recently characterized the group as un-American and anti-Israel.
Miller defended Trump against Wallace’s criticism, pointing to a “huge difference” between Trump’s “America First” agenda and the squad’s ideology.
“Nobody has any problem with what the president’s policies have been,” Wallace said. “It’s when he goes into stoking racial fears. I’ve never called any of his tweets racist, but there is no question he is stoking racial division.”
Miller maintained that Trump’s statements and agenda come from a “love for America” and that comments made by Ocasio-Cortez and the other progressives are fundamentally anti-American.
Mediaite also said:
Fox News’ Chris Wallace put Stephen Miller to the grindstone on Sunday when he pressed the White House senior policy adviser on President Donald Trump’s repeated attacks on Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley.
During the interview the two held on Fox News Sunday, Wallace presented Miller with a series of Trump’s most racially-charged remarks before asking “why shouldn’t someone see all of that as racist?” Miller responded that the racism label has been overused by Democrats to attack Republicans, but as he tried to spin away and talk about Trump’s accomplishments, Wallace continued to lock on the president’s policy positions, saying “that’s not protecting the American people, that is playing the race card.”
After Miller defended Trump from Wallace’s aggressive drill-down on the president’s birtherism, they eventually landed on Trump’s racist go-back-where-you-came-from tweets and the “send her back” chants at his most recent campaign rally. “The president was clear that he disagreed with [the chants],” Miller claimed, to which, Wallace countered “He was clear after the fact. He let it go one for 13 seconds and it was only when the chant diminished that he started talking again.”