The hosts of Fox and Friends were hard at work defending President Donald Trump's controversial intention to declare a national state of emergency at the southern border, citing an illegal immigration crisis.
Host Ainsley Earhardt raised eyebrows when giving one reason Trump's declaration was justified.
Fox & Friends defends the border wall national emergency, and Ainsley Earhardt suggests that part of why it's neces… https://t.co/3rZ8GO4cY9— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis) 1550230475.0
“This is one of the reasons people went to the polls to vote for him – for that wall, and if you ask Republicans who support him and support the wall, they say it’s common sense.”
In November 2016, Donald Trump lost the popular vote by nearly three million ballots, with his opponent Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by the widest margin of any losing candidate.
So, by Earhardt's logic, the majority of Americans voted against the wall.
People on Twitter were quick to point this out.
@revrrlewis @mmfa Someone should tell her that the US is not a dictatorship. The President should represent the peo… https://t.co/vjzXxkCvGx— Rudy (@Rudy) 1550239214.0
@revrrlewis @mmfa I fully expect that based on this precedent she will say the imposition of single payer health ca… https://t.co/KW6iyrzGcp— Stevo Orestis (@Stevo Orestis) 1550233364.0
@revrrlewis @mmfa He LOST the popular vote by more then 3 million votes. Stop saying people went to the polls and he has a mandate.— Andrew Stevens (@Andrew Stevens) 1550240357.0
The hosts weren't spared either.
Americans lampooned the willingness of hosts Ainsley Earhardt, Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade for constantly misrepresenting reality at the expense of millions of Americans.
@revrrlewis “one of the reasons people went to the polls to vote for him [was] for that wall.” Having amnesia is r… https://t.co/C0RTZuCkQO— Jim The Great (@Jim The Great) 1550232616.0
@revrrlewis The Three Professors of Propaganda.— The Lone Apple 🍎 (@The Lone Apple 🍎) 1550231806.0
@revrrlewis @mmfa Idjuts talkin' stoopid.— PET SKEP (@PET SKEP) 1550232138.0
@revrrlewis @mmfa As usual the sycophants at Fox$Fiends are at their best sucking up to POTUS45.— P g R (@P g R) 1550234232.0
At least they have the President's approval.