Fox News host Brian Kilmeade questions 6th grader for praising Biden and not giving Trump enough credit on school reopenings

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“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade interviews middle schoolers about remote learning.

  • Fox News host Brian Kilmeade questioned a 6th Grader Wednesday morning.
  • The 6th grade boy credited President Joe Biden’s pandemic response before Kilmeade cut in.
  • “Really? That’s hard to believe … the last president was saying I want every kid back in school.”
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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade brusquely responded to a 6th grader during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning.

Mason, a 6th grader from Philadelphia, credited President Joe Biden for how he was handling the pandemic in a segment about the challenges of remote learning.

“I am not in school yet, I’m still learning fully virtual. But next week we are going into in-person school Monday and Tuesday,” the middle schooler said.

“And I think that the way that our new president is handling things is a very good way, and we would have not gotten to this if it were still the last president,” Mason added.

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Kilmeade quickly defended Trump following the comment.

“Really?” Kilmeade said. “That’s hard to believe. Because the last president was saying I want every kid back in school.”

Remote learning and school reopening issues have been a major focus on Fox News for months, often in the context of public schools Democratic-majority cities lagging behind private schools in getting kids back to in-person instruction.

“Kids across the country are stuck learning on Zoom and begging to get back in the classroom,” Kilmeade said at the outset of the segment.

“Don’t blame yourself,” Kilmeade told a first year high school student at another point in the segment. “Blame your politicians and your unions.”

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Fox New host Brian Kilmeade says anti-police protesters ‘should be barred’ from calling 911 after the Chauvin verdict

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Fox & Friends co-hosts (from left to right): Pete Hegseth, Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade.

  • A Fox News host on Thursday said anti-racism protesters should be “barred” from calling 911.
  • Kilmeade reacted to a string of local protest headlines read off by co-host Ainsley Earhardt.
  • “You should be barred from – anyone who says that, you are no longer allowed to use 911,” he said.
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“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade launched into a tirade just 10 minutes into Thursday morning’s show, arguing that anti-racism protesters “should be barred” from calling 911 if they speak out against the police.

Kilmeade, who has co-hosted the show since 1998, was reacting to fellow anchor Ainsley Earhardt listing off a series of headlines about a handful of protests in the aftermath of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s conviction for the murder of George Floyd.

“Ohio State University, now, the students are gathering in the students union and they’re demanding that the school cut ties with Columbus police. In Portland, someone punched an officer in the face,” Earhardt said, offering little context and not citing any sources of the reports.

“They smashed windows of a Starbucks,” she continued. “They spray painted anti-police messages on walls there. Minnesota, protesters were yelling at police ‘Get the blank out,’ and in New York at that local restaurant, ‘We don’t want you here. We don’t want you here.'”

Kilmeade quickly jumped in.

“Good, and you know what? You should be barred from – anyone who says that, you are no longer allowed to use 911,” he said, adding: “Let’s just hope, in your life, you never need a police officer.”

While the initial reaction to the Chauvin verdict on Tuesday was mostly positive from daytime Fox News hosts and guests, several others have expressed frustration at how the ruling played out among the public and in the mainstream media.

Most notably, the network’s top-rated primetime host Tucker Carlson cast doubt on the verdict by implying the jury was intimidated into convicting Chauvin, while Greg Gutfeld – co-host of “The Five” and host of the eponymously named “Gutfeld!” – celebrated the jury’s decision “even if he might not be guilty of all charges” because “my house was looted.”

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Fox News host says Biden should stop talking about ‘the 500,000 dead’ and quit kicking Trump ‘in the groin’

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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade.

  • A Fox News host chided President Biden for dedicating part of his speech to the COVID-19 death toll.
  • “We don’t need to go over the 500,000 dead. We had that moment,” Brian Kilmeade said Friday.
  • Kilmeade said Biden doesn’t give the Trump administration credit and “kicks them in the groin.”
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On Friday’s episode of “Fox & Friends,” co-host Brian Kilmeade scolded President Joe Biden for bringing up the COVID-19 death toll during his national speech the night before.

“We don’t need to go over the 500,000 dead. We had that moment,” Kilmeade said.

“Let’s talk about the future moving forward,” Kilmeade continued. “Every time he has a chance to praise the previous administration, he not only doesn’t praise, he kicks them in the groin.”

Biden brought up the death toll in his speech by referencing the figure he keeps on the back of his daily schedule in the inside pocket of his suit jacket. As of Friday, over 29 million Americans have tested positive for coronavirus and more than 530,800 people have died of the illness, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The rest of the speech was dedicated to his newly-passed stimulus plan and his effort to get all Americans eligible for vaccination by May 1.

In another defense of Trump, Kilmeade addressed the former president directly at another point in the broadcast.

“The Wall Street Journal says – and get this, and if Donald Trump is watching, he’s gonna say ‘I told you so’ – Trump’s biggest mistake was putting too much faith in health experts and their lockdown models,” he said.

Fox News weathered heavy criticism during the early days of the pandemic for downplaying the dangers of COVID-19, following the playbook of late CEO Roger Ailes by framing the virus in the language of culture wars.

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