Far-right Fox News host Jeanine Pirro spent years embracing the doctrine of former President Donald Trump, amplifying anti-immigrant lies and even facing legal action for spreading Trump's delusions that the 2020 presidential election was somehow "stolen" from him by Democrats.
So it's no surprise that Pirro was enraged when one of her guests co-opted Trump's infamous "Make America Great Again" slogan in support of President Joe Biden.
Pirro was interviewing immigration attorney David Leopold, who began correcting her blatant lies about the crisis at the border and about Biden's immigration policies.
Jeanine gets angry and ends the interview after her guest says Biden is making America great again https://t.co/7vS0OHz24r— Acyn (@Acyn) 1616291304.0
After calling out Pirro's obvious "open borders" lie, Leopold said:
"President Biden kept his promise. He's putting [pandemic] relief out there. He's making America better. He's making America great again."
Pirro erupted at Leopold, falsely claiming that she doesn't tolerate lies on her show and lying that the Biden administration is ushering in a new wave of the pandemic through its immigration policies.
Pirro ended with:
"David Leopold, thanks for being here, and thanks for nothing. Thank you."
With the reversal of Trump's more insidious immigration policies, the border is seeing a surge of undocumented immigrants seeking a new life in the United States. The Biden administration is currently wrangling with how to humanely slow this surge while offering expanded pathways to citizenship.
Meanwhile, hysterical Republicans claim the Biden administration has instituted a so-called open borders policy. They've begun provoking the same fearsome rhetoric against undocumented immigrants that helped provoke the devastating El Paso shooting in 2019.
People couldn't help but mock Pirro for exploding at her guest.
Fragile snowflake. https://t.co/ogT8Jbqn7L— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern) 1616294219.0
It’s a touchy subject, I guess. https://t.co/bMi80EmDma— Sharon Cross (@Sharon Cross) 1616347003.0
It's always so hilarious watching these @FoxNews anchors squirm and yell to try to stop someone from speaking the t… https://t.co/8d2HaBZNDU— byourselfalways (@byourselfalways) 1616419054.0
Lol cancel culture in full swing by those who claim to want to cancel it lol https://t.co/v933tKlOVl— Jerzees World (@Jerzees World) 1616417346.0
Jeanine can't handle the truth. https://t.co/09nDAXlsoq— Flobee (@Flobee) 1616367691.0
People found it especially hilarious that Pirro—one of television's biggest peddlers of disinformation—said she wouldn't tolerate lies on her show.
"I don't tolerate lies on my show" 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 😭 ‼️ https://t.co/kavDlwhOJZ— Dennis Herring (@Dennis Herring) 1616295426.0
“I don’t allow lies on my show”, she said, as thunder began to rumble and the ground beneath her feet started to sp… https://t.co/RQ6vIlJokq— Jay Black (@Jay Black) 1616295189.0
"I don't tolerate lies on this show" she said unironically. Yeah okay, i guess it's OK if they come from her though. https://t.co/Rf28Kxtql0— SardonicApple45 (@SardonicApple45) 1616302971.0
Pirro later promoted the segment as a "debate," but Leopold responded that he would not describe it as such.