In a new attempt to keep people away from forming their own opinions, Fox & Friends urged viewers not to watch the impeachment trial and to go to them to get a “summary” of it.
The hosts of “Fox & Friends” told their viewers that Day One of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial was “unbelievably boring” and people should not tune in.
“There were snippets, and we’re showing you the good stuff,” said co-host Steve Doocy. “It was unbelievably boring. I don’t know how people can follow it.”
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt summed up the first day by saying Republicans had approved the rules, but Democrats insisted “over and over and over” that they wanted additional witnesses, and co-host Pete Hegseth assured viewers they didn’t need to watch themselves.
“We watched so that you don’t have to watch the entire thing,” Hegseth said. “If you watched it, you felt like you were watching opening arguments — those haven’t even started yet. This is just the debate over the rules. I was sitting back watching last night thinking, this is a circus. My wife Jen corrected me — at least sir curses are entertaining. This is just a show, you know how it’s going to end, 53-47 on every vote.”
Earhardt then claimed that not a lot of people watched the first day of the trial.
“I don’t think the majority of people watched,” she said. “I think they just turn to us to be able to summarize it for them because it was so long.”
Take a look at the video clip below:
Fox & Friends downplays the impeachment trial: "It was unbelievably boring. I don't know how people can follow it. … I don't think the majority of people watched. I think they just turn to us to be able to summarize it for them because it was so long." pic.twitter.com/nF4PVy0XgQ
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) January 22, 2020