Fox News host likens questions about Trump's mental capacity to birtherism

Fox News host likens questions about Trump's mental capacity to birtherism

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From the January 10 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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KATIE PAVLICH (CO-HOST): New York Times columnist David Brooks explaining why he believes the anti-Trump movement, quote, "seems to be getting dumber" and becoming less effective. Brooks writing, quote, "The anti-Trump movement seems to be settling into a smug fairy tale version of reality that filters out discordant information. More anti-Trumpers seem to be telling themselves a madness of King George narrative: Trump is a semi-literate madman surrounded by sycophants who are morally, intellectually, and psychologically inferior to people like us." Chris Stirewalt, the title of his column is "The Decline of Anti-Trumpism," which he says suffers from "low-browism." Explain what that means.

CHRIS STIREWALT (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): Fire emoji, fire emoji, fire emoji, fire emoji. Look, David Brooks is 100 percent right because -- and I wouldn't -- we don't want to pretend like this is only a phenomenon of the anti-Trump left. This was -- by the way, fair to point out -- about the same point in Barack Obama's presidency that birtherism cropped up and got real hot. Because part of it is "this isn't happening."

Previously:

Flashback: How Fox News Promoted Trump's Birtherism

Fox News' Chris Stirewalt: “Trump’s position as Republican nominee is owed" to his stance as a birther"

Hannity praises the "artistic beauty" of Trump's birther media trolling

Tucker Carlson: Trump's birther attacks on President Obama weren't racist

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