Fox & Friends blames homelessness on “lawlessness” in “inner cities,” then touts Trump's clemency for rich criminals

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Citation From the February 19, 2020, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): It's a big problem out there. Because every time we interview someone from California, we will ask them how bad of a problem is it really? It's terrible. It's ruining businesses. People are camping out in front of their businesses. They worked really hard. They have to move business locations because they are stepping in all kinds of junk while they're trying to get to the front door of their houses or their businesses.

PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Yeah, it's a perfect preview of left-wing lawlessness where you care so much that you don't care at all, and it's ultimately citizens who pay the price in that scenario. And it's predictable. And, yet, here we are on the debate stage where a socialist who calls himself a democratic-socialist is the prohibitive national frontrunner of the Democrat party. And advancing precisely those kinds of policies for the entire country. And if you want a preview, take a look.


HEGSETH: If the government actually knew how to let the free market work in these places or enforce the rule of law the way they should in these inner cities, maybe there wouldn't be as work to be done then.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, let's talk a little about this. Before he left for his west coast trip, the president of the United States either pardoned or commuted the sentences of 11 people yesterday. One of them, we know him as -- there he is -- Rod Blagojevich.


EARHARDT: The president is serious about nonviolent offenders with disproportionate sentences.