The rise of far-right populist movements, accelerated under former President Donald Trump, has culminated in what is now one of the most harshly divided political climates in modern American history.
A shocking new survey from Bright Line Watch further confirmed this when asking its 2,750 respondents if they'd support secession from the United States of America.
Around 47 percent of Democrats on the West Coast said they would support the move. Even more disturbingly, 66 percent of southern Republicans said they would support seceding from the Union.
Secession was a topic on the Fox News show Gutfeld!—and it was met with a surprising expression of support from right-wing contributor Lisa Boothe.
Fox contributor on secession: "I'm probably going to get myself in trouble for this, but would it be the worst thin… https://t.co/vryPJXzS1v— Lis Power (@Lis Power) 1626451810.0
"I'm probably gonna get myself in trouble for this, but like, would it be the worst thing? I don't know, I'm sick and tired of people who hate this country, I'm sick and tired of who are saying the flag is some sort of this sign of evilness or oppression, who despise the country that we live in. I'm tired of the government now, people like Biden wanna weaponize the government against people who supported Trump. ... Would it be the worst thing, peacefully?"
It's unclear how secession from the United States is a logical response to "people who hate this country," but Boothe's musings were met with laughter from the show's hosts.
Social media users didn't think it was funny at all.
In the early 1990s the USSR failed and dissolved into many smaller nations. The current regime in the Kremlin aims… https://t.co/WIAqoARr0A— DDDX0_ (@DDDX0_) 1626457865.0
Absolutely delusional about which states are net-benefactors of the “over-bloated federal government” which they li… https://t.co/J4Ig0vGdfU— Drew Warren Rogers (@Drew Warren Rogers) 1626452869.0
Super duper ironic the people that want to burn America to ashes think they are the good guys. https://t.co/Ixv4qkmD2e— Todd Poirier (@Todd Poirier) 1626454983.0
Glad @FoxNews contributors find secession so funny. Guess they would have laughed hard at the shots fired at Ft. S… https://t.co/G16k0ZoRv1— Mark S. Zaid (@Mark S. Zaid) 1626452652.0
Remember this the next time you hear a Republican talking about belonging to "the party of Lincoln." https://t.co/wGG2AFc7W2— Nick Brooke (@Nick Brooke) 1626453715.0
They began poking holes in the absurd argument.
when you are tired of people who hate this country so much that you want to destroy it and go start a different cou… https://t.co/vZmQeTl0QJ— kilgore trout, terminal hiccups patient (@kilgore trout, terminal hiccups patient) 1626452048.0
Yes, the way you to show your true patriotism and fight back against those who supposedly "hate" this country is to… https://t.co/pPv3tRXmnd— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1626453045.0
"I'm sick and tired of people who hate this country," says the person who supports breaking up the country https://t.co/Fhyt9TKjKo— Thor Benson (@Thor Benson) 1626452538.0
Nothing says, "I love my country, I am a patriot" like "I would like to dismantle my country." https://t.co/gGhJmLfXll— Wes Burdine (@Wes Burdine) 1626452451.0
The pro-secession sentiment was broadcast to millions of conservative viewers.