Since announcing a formal impeachment inquiry in September and holding impeachment hearings in the House Intelligence and Judicial Committees, support for impeaching and removing President Donald Trump from office is now greater than opposition.
Even a recent Fox News poll indicated that 50% of the country wants Trump removed from office.
But the hosts of Fox and Friends—one of the President's favorite shows on the network—could hardly believe the results of their own network's poll, apparently believing their own anti-impeachment spin. Brian Kilmeade was downright "stunned" by the finding.
Brian Kilmeade is "stunned" by a Fox News poll showing that 50% of America wants Trump impeached & removed, because… https://t.co/4ZK4UzrL3z— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1576496920.0
"It says 50 percent of the country want the President impeached. I was stunned to see that was the number, because I thought that things were trending away, although the President's approval rating did tick up in the same poll, so it's almost like a split personality."
The President must have been equally stunned. He lashed out at Fox News' polling again this weekend.
The @foxnewPolls, always inaccurate, are heavily weighted toward Dems. So ridiculous - same thing happened in 2016.… https://t.co/62XGaGNaIb— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1576436899.0
Though Republicans and hesitant Democrats warned for years that impeaching the President would be politically damning for the Democratic party, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) asserted in September that it was her constitutional mandate to open an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.
The President withholding congressionally approved military aid from Ukraine in exchange for its president announcing politically beneficial investigations for Trump was the last straw for Pelosi—and many other Americans.
Around half the country continues to support impeachment as facts continue to exhibit corruption in the White House's dealings with Ukraine.
People weren't stunned that Kilmeade was stunned.
Fox & Friends host inadvertently demonstrates how getting your news from the set of Fox & Friends leaves you horrib… https://t.co/BV1ISBCs9X— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1576499264.0
Future generations are going to be stunned it was only 50%. And when they want to know why, Fox & Friends will be a… https://t.co/2QWdq5FwG3— Brian Klaas (@Brian Klaas)1576503715.0
Actually, @kilmeade, support for impeachment in that Fox News poll was at 54 percent. 50 percent support impeachmen… https://t.co/kF3SYm1bZO— Daniel W. Drezner (@Daniel W. Drezner)1576501347.0
Even Fox News eventually realizes that Trump lies about everything. https://t.co/HpSuEmwji7— Nightmare Cheeto (@Nightmare Cheeto)1576500088.0
Translation; “We’ve been out here lying for months about the conduct of trump, framing his corruption as good and y… https://t.co/5t61aJkTOH— Carolyn Abate (@Carolyn Abate)1576507250.0
“Stunned”, Kilmeade said! He was absolutely stunned that half of America pays attention and doesn’t believe or want… https://t.co/MTku1Cp41o— Rick Franklin (@Rick Franklin)1576513570.0
If these three ever went to one of those Amazing Escape rooms, they’d be trapped forever. https://t.co/1Qgv43eaOv— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1576504183.0
I mean shocking that someone who listens to only his own garbage on Fox News might not be fully informed about the… https://t.co/PeiL1IOIkI— Jessica Huseman (@Jessica Huseman)1576508076.0
Because Tump told him https://t.co/Qejar2cyhF— Chris Cillizza (@Chris Cillizza)1576499701.0
Some pointed out other things that might surprise Kilmeade.
@revrrlewis He is also stunned that the sun rose this morning.— Gerry Levine (@Gerry Levine)1576506890.0
@revrrlewis Brian Kilmeade was "stunned" this morning by a working light switch.— Just a Four Flusher (@Just a Four Flusher)1576497649.0
@revrrlewis Kilmeade was also "stunned" by 8th grade trigonometry.— Bernard Silverman (@Bernard Silverman)1576506137.0
The House is set to vote on articles of impeachment on the floor this week.