Far-right Fox News host Jeanine Pirro is one of former President Donald Trump's most devoted followers, frequently praising him for his work at demonizing immigrants and eagerly repeating his lies about widespread fraud in the 2020 election.
Pirro recently interviewed Trump, where he continued to broadcast his lies about the election and inflate the value of his political endorsements.
But it wasn't Trump's all-too-familiar comments that received mockery. That was left to a slip of the tongue from Pirro that Late Night host Seth Meyers skewered on his show.
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After Trump falsely claimed that candidates he endorsed won 148 out of 150 times, Pirro asked:
"Do you see yourself as a kingpin for elections going forward?"
"Kingpin," of course, typically refers to the head of a criminal enterprise. Given Trump's well-documented efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election by pressuring public officials and inciting a deadly failed insurrection against the United States Capitol, his critics likely wouldn't deem this characterization as inaccurate.
Meyers speculated on what Pirro meant to say, taking a jab at speculations on Pirro's love for wine:
"Jeanine, I'm pretty sure you meant to say 'kingmaker,' which is a good thing, not 'kingpin,' which is usually reserved for criminals. That's a very revealing clip. I'd say it's Freudian, but with you it's probably Franzian."
Social media users joined Meyers in mocking the Fox host.
Neither the "brilliant" judge nor the"genius" FG knows the difference. Seth Meyers Mocks Fox News Host Judge Jeanin… https://t.co/auytfUSSkJ— Leonard Dominguez (@Leonard Dominguez) 1635860696.0
Kingpin..is that the same thing as cult leader???Seth Meyers Mocks Fox News Host Judge Jeanine Pirro for Accidental… https://t.co/t3HNfhLtNH— Ole Country Boy (@Ole Country Boy) 1635856036.0
lol, Judge Jeanine called Trump a "kingpin" during her interview of him (she meant "kingmaker") Not laughing bc m… https://t.co/inWRwiz9QP— A.J. Delgado (@A.J. Delgado) 1635849423.0
Jeanine Pirro, while interviewing Trump, actually referred to Trump as a Kingpin — to his face. 😂 https://t.co/l9bQHjl4DS— Denise (@Denise) 1635873063.0
On Fox News, host & frmr judge Jeanine Pirro called Trump a "kingpin" (criminal bigwig) instead of a kingmaker duri… https://t.co/6Uojek5aLs— Jojoportnoy (@Jojoportnoy) 1635839010.0
Holy fvcking shit Jeanine Pirro just called the ex-president a kingpin while interviewing him and they were both to… https://t.co/wRQ8PNZx0n— kindofkaren (@kindofkaren) 1635832022.0
Some joked that Pirro, however accidentally, finally told the truth about Trump.
Bit of truth from usually unhinged Fox News hostess accidentally comes out of her mouth for the first time ever! https://t.co/R9QwHtsdBW— PDGriffith 🏳️🌈🌊😷💉🇺🇸 #StompTrumpism (@PDGriffith 🏳️🌈🌊😷💉🇺🇸 #StompTrumpism) 1635875345.0
Don't know that it's a Freudian Slip....it's truth that slips out.
— (@MargieMinutell3) November 2, 2021
https://t.co/Qwj0qc5oc8 For the first time, @JudgeJeanine got it right .— US Navy Veteran (@US Navy Veteran) 1635824453.0