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 necessary is that “one of the reasons people went to the polls to vote for him [was] for that wall.” pic.twitter.com/GfXyIADW23
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) February 15, 2019
“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.
He lost at the polls by 3 million plus votes.
— Elaine (@ElaineKeagle) February 15, 2019
Someone should tell her that the US is not a dictatorship. The President should represent the people’s will, and a majority of Americans are opposed to the wall.
— Rudy (@vespasian85) February 15, 2019
I fully expect that based on this precedent she will say the imposition of single payer health care by declaration of emergency is totally justified because that’s why voters voted for #AOC
— Stevo Orestis (@OrestisStevo) February 15, 2019
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 (@phillyaws) February 15, 2019
The hosts weren’t spared either.