LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): He promises the return to kind of normal, not really though, but then threatens to take away the cookie if the little children don't behave. I found that patronizing and frankly embarrassing.
MOLLIE HEMINGWAY (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): It's appalling. The White House told reporters that they wanted them to say that this speech was uplifting and hopeful, and so reporters did that, or these propaganda outlets did that. When in fact it was anything but. It was remarkably ungracious.
There was no mention of what the previous administration did. The only thing that has really worked in this entire coronavirus pandemic is developing the vaccine and that was something done in the previous administration. There was no gratitude for that. There were these threats that if you didn't do what Joe Biden wanted, he might lock the country down again.
And then to pick Independence Day as the day where he says he might allow people to gather is just so un-American and just -- Joe Biden doesn't get to tell me when I can have a barbecue in my backyard and certainly not to tie that to Independence day. It does feel like we've lost something as a country that so many people are willing to do this type of draconian restrictions from the government for this level of a problem. If they're willing to do it for this situation, for this length of time without enough merit, it's a very bad sign for the days to come.