Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy on Monday slammed Michelle and Barack Obama as “useless” and blamed them for school closings that have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. She also accused President Joe Biden of hurting children by not ordering schools to open.
Host Harris Faulkner kicked off the segment by asking “Who is looking out for you when it comes to getting children back in the classroom?” Campos-Duffy took the opportunity to lash out at the Obamas.
“Because Joe Biden and the Democrat [sic] Party are beholden to the teachers unions. They have way too much power. They are holding families and children hostage. Frankly, they’re holding the entire country hostage. We’re talking about people’s childhoods!” she said. “Joe Biden has been useless on this. And there are two other people who have been useless in the face of this strong-arming by the unions and that is Michelle and Barack Obama, who are, you know, the honored, you know, most famous citizens of Chicago.”
According to Campos-Duffy, the Obamas could force schools to reopen “with one little tweet.”
“They have not been shy about stepping into politics,” she continued. “Not just presidential politics but Michelle Obama used her powerful platform in defense of children who came here illegally at the border with the so-called cages that, in fact, her husband built. So she’s not afraid to weigh in on behalf of children who are not American citizens. But she has done nothing — and same with her husband and same with Joe Biden — in defense of the children of Chicago and of this country who are beholden and held hostage to the unions.”
Democratic strategist Jose Aristimuno attempted to respond but was immediately interrupted by both Harris and Campos-Duffy.
“Those are good talking points but they’re just not true,” Aristimuno said.
“That’s not a talking point!” Campos-Duffy exclaimed.
Watch the exchange below via Fox News.