Obama Goes After Fox News, Christians in Interview
On "The Five" today, Greg Gutfeld reacted to President Obama's conversation with author Marilynne Robinson for The New York Review of Books.
"In our democracy and our civic discourse, it seems as if folks who take religion the most seriously sometimes are also those who are suspicious of those not like them?" Obama said. "You’ve struggled with the fact that here in the United States, sometimes Christian interpretation seems to posit an 'us versus them,' and those are sometimes the loudest voices."
Gutfeld pointed out that Obama again placed blame on Christians, while he refuses to link radical Islam and terrorism.
Gutfeld noted that Obama also took aim at Fox News in the interview.
"People always, I think, were surprised about me connecting with folks in small-town Iowa," the president said. "And the reason I did was, first of all, I had the benefit that at the time nobody expected me to win. And so I wasn’t viewed through this prism of Fox News and conservative media, and making me scary. At the time, I didn’t seem scary, other than just having a funny name. I seemed young."
Gutfeld pointed out that it was Hillary Clinton, not the "conservative media," that first suggested he was a "Kenyan-born interloper."
He said it's far easier to call out America than the real threats around the world.
"Cloaked in compassion, he says that we are polarizing, unaware that it's his smug perspective that polarizes most," Gutfeld said. "Using Fox News and Christians as a proxy for a nation that makes him wince, he's a drone honed in the faculty lounge. His beliefs are not bugs in the system, they are the system."
"But maybe I'm just polarizing."
Watch the "Five" co-hosts discuss above.
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