Fox's Bret Baier: "I Do Think [Trump] Gets Credit For Just Being On The Stage"

Fox's Bret Baier: "I Do Think [Trump] Gets Credit For Just Being On The Stage"

Baier Says Trump Is "Authentic" Because He "Answers Every Question"

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From the September 27 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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HARRIS FAULKNER (CO-HOST): Bret, one last question before we move on and talk deeper about the economic part of the discussion last night. Do you think that Mr. Trump gets any credit for this being his first time and then looking at it through that prism, or not? 

BRET BAIER: I do think he gets credit for just being on the stage. It legitimized him for being at this moment. However, I think you're right. He was drawn into questions that he didn't have to be drawn into. That is Trump in that he is authentic, and one of his Achilles' heels is that he answers every question because he doesn't do the traditional politician where you answer a little bit and you pivot. Or how about Hillary, when on the email question where she says, where Secretary Clinton said, you know what, it was a mistake, period. And there was no follow-up, and they just moved on.

Previously:

Fox Sets Low Bar For Debate: If Trump "Plays To A Draw, That's Basically A Win For Him"

The Bar Gets Lower: Media Reinforce Double Standard For Trump Ahead Of First Debate

MSNBC's Scarborough: By "Past Debate Standards" Clinton Won, "But You Don't Judge Donald Trump By Those Standards"

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