Fox Hosts Defend Trump's "Fondness For Autocrats" And Praise Putin's Strength

Fox Hosts Defend Trump's "Fondness For Autocrats" And Praise Putin's Strength

Guilfoyle: It's More Of A Strength Model To Say Putin Will Do What It Takes To Defend His Country" 

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From the September 8 edition of Fox News' The Five

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JUAN WILLIAMS: Let me speak to you as someone who is a Republican like Stuart Stevens, who worked for Romney. He said if Barack Obama, in '08, had said, oh, you know, Putin is better than George W. Bush as a leader, he said Republicans would have said Obama, get out of the race. You're a disgrace to the American people. But, what happens last night? That's exactly what Trump says. 'Putin's a great leader. We should love Putin. He has a high popularity' and everybody, oh, fine, you guys are 'oh, that's terrific.'

GREG GUTFELD: I agree and I disagree in the sense that I think that he has a fondness for autocrats, but at the same time isn't he talking about perception of defending your country against other countries -- it's not necessarily the best comparison --

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE: No, it's more of a strength model to say that Putin will do what it takes to defend his country. 

Previously:

Donald Trump Joins Right-Wing Media In Their Crush On Vladimir Putin

Fox Host Requests Putin Be US President For 48 Hours To Deal With Islamic State

Former CIA Director Slams Trump's Encouragement Of Russian Espionage Against Hillary Clinton

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