Fox & Friends Hosts Want Credit For Giving Trump "A Ton Of Time" On-Air "For Years"
Brian Kilmeade: It Was "Genius Of Our Producers To Understand That Donald Trump's Opinions Were So Important And So Interesting"
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From the December 17 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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ELISABETH HASSELBECK: I say this. Just wait. Just wait until beyond primary season. Because number one, what he said is wrong. We're more than fair and give a ton of time to him and enjoy having him here to hear what he has to, in his plan, offer the country in terms of his political platform. Secondly, wait until the general election. If he does indeed, get the nomination and go forward, let's see what he has to say about the CNN coverage about him then.
STEVE DOOCY: He's historically gotten years of coverage right here on this program, on Fox & Friends. He was on at 7:00 on Monday mornings for years. But we really are fair and balanced. It's not just a slogan, what we do is we try to balance everything out. We try to get all the viewpoints in so you can make an informed decision.
BRIAN KILMEADE: But how genius of our producers to understand that Donald Trump's opinions were so important and so interesting. For four or five years we had him on every Monday because we had no idea what he was going to say. We took the top three topics and said here's what Donald Trump is going to talk about on Monday. And every single time it was intriguing. And that's why it was -- now everyone's realizing what we realized four years ago, whether you agree with him or not.