WATCH: Ainsley Earhardt Defends Donald Trump’s National Emergency Declaration ‘This Is One of the Reasons People Went to the Polls to Vote for Him – for That Wall’

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.

Earhardt said:

“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.

The hosts weren’t spared either.

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Evan Brechtel

Evan is a writer and editor based in New York. In addition to his work with Second Nexus, he freelances for a variety of sites addressing topics of queer culture and history. You can find his other work at Twitter: @EvanBrechtel