- 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.
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“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.
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.”