Fox & Friends guest attacks news outlets noting Trump's racism: It is “an opinion, not a fact”

From the August 1 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

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STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST):Good morning to you, Larry. You're chuckling. Why? 

LARRY ELDER (CONSERVATIVE RADIO COMMENTATOR): My goodness. Water is wet, sky is blue, Donald Trump is racist. It's a fact -- it's not an opinion. It's amazing to me that they keep calling this man a racist.


BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): In one case, though, it's the moderator. I mean, one thing about Rachel Maddow, you know she has an opinion, you watch her every night. She played it fair and balanced out there, plus it's all Democrats she's talking to. You had assumptive questions from a moderator. I am not used to that. 

ELDER: Well, Don Lemon is not a reporter. He is a commentator, and they ought to bill him as such. He has routinely called the president a racist as, by the way, has Jake Tapper. Neither one of them should have been there. Once you call the president of the United States a racist, that's a problem. As much as anybody dislikes President Trump, you have to admit whether or not he is a racist is an opinion, not a fact. And when you have reporters saying Donald Trump is a racist, Don Lemon saying what do you say about Trump supporters who put the economy above Trump bigotry, you have invalidated yourself as journalist. And it's just appalling to me. 


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