Fox says Trump shows you can't trust Sen. Blumenthal, but Trump lies about everything and a new poll shows people don't trust him

Fox says Trump shows you can't trust Sen. Blumenthal, but Trump lies about everything and a new poll shows people don't trust him

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From the August 8 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Meanwhile, let's talk about Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal [(D-CT)] because he was talking about the president and his concern for the Russia investigation. He thought he would go out of his way on multiple appearances yesterday to make sure he knows everybody -- that he'll do everything can he to make sure the president does not fire [special counsel for Russia probe] Robert Mueller. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Yeah. 

KILMEADE: Keep in mind too the president's never said he was going to fire Robert Mueller. 

DOOCY: No, but on another show, he was -- Mr. Blumenthal was talking about how the president of the United States had weaponized the Department of Justice to go after leakers. I mean, this is a bipartisan thing. People on both sides of the aisle have said that we've never seen leaks like this, so it does make sense for the Department of Justice to go after the leaker. 

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Well, our president was ripping this senator because he falsely claimed that he had served in Vietnam and he -- our president called him a phony Vietnam con artist. He also tweeted this: "I think that Senator Blumenthal should take a nice long vacation in Vietnam where he lied about his service so he can at least say he was there."

DOOCY: So the senator punched back last night after the president had been tweeting up a storm and called the president a bully. 

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KILMEADE: See, I don't think anyone would even care about Sen. Richard Blumenthal. For one thing he doesn't project himself or talk with any conviction. He gave him so much of a platform to go back into the spotlight. This is something that I hope the chief of staff, John Kelly, cracks down on and tells the president: "You're actually helping Blumenthal and the Democrats get steam and esteem."

EARHARDT: The president is reminding folks that this guy has not been truthful in the past. Someone you probably can't trust. Doesn't have credibility. And so you need --

KILMEADE: But why draw attention to a Connecticut senator that no one cares about? 

DOOCY: Perhaps it just goes to the larger issue where it is a bipartisan issue about leaks. Everybody would like to see the leaks stop on both sides of the aisle. 

KILMEADE: But he was also talking about Russia too, and he was talking about the -- that "they have to find justice, we got to get to the bottom of this," when we all know Richard Blumenthal couldn't care less about this over the summer when they announced it, nor the investigation in October. We all know this is because he suddenly believes that we got to get to the bottom of it because Hillary Clinton lost. 

DOOCY: Well, at the end of the day though, I think to Ainsley's point, there are a lot of people who now are reminded, "Oh yeah, he's a U.S. senator and he lied about going to Vietnam." So -- and that's what the president brought up a couple of times.

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Previously:

Media Matters' Julie Millican on The Bill Press Show: Our president gets his information from Fox & Friends, and that “should horrify everybody”

The bigotry and idiocy of Donald Trump's favorite news show

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Fox News Channel
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Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade, Donald Trump
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Fox and Friends
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