Fox host Greg Gutfeld defends DeSantis' comments as “not racial” and blames a “lynch mob” for calling it racist

Gutfeld: “Why don't you let him clarify, instead of doing a lynch mob?”

From the August 29 edition of Fox News' The Five 

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GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST):  The real variable in all of this is the big O. Optimism. How can you argue against a positive high, based on booming results?  And the only thing you can do is hope that the American public is bored by good times because that's when they make dumb decisions. When we go “Hey, look at all these interesting new people on the left” and then they allow the pendulum to swing, they go, “Let's try that out,” because it's always this pattern. You have the Republicans who create success, then the Democrats follow and undo the success, and then you have the Republicans come back and build the success again. 


JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST):  I just want to say, I don't think you can just close your eyes when you see something so racial --

GUTFELD:  It's not racial. No, but here -- no, let me -- let me just -- okay, let me make a suggestion. 


GUTFELD: Why don't you let him clarify, instead of doing a lynch mob? 

WILLIAMS: We are. Are you kidding? Nobody is lynching anybody --  What I am saying is he is on Hannity tonight, I hope he will clarify but I am just saying I don't think it's smart for us to be like “Oh, we didn't see anything. Nothing happened here.” 

GUTFELD:  What we are trying to do is provide balance against hysteria. 


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