Fox & Friends attempts to excuse away Rep. Ron DeSantis' "monkey" remark
Brian Kilmeade: "If you know Congressman DeSantis ... you don't think for a second that he is racist"
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From the August 30 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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ED HENRY (GUEST CO-HOST): Immediately, controversy for Ron DeSantis as he comes on Fox yesterday morning and basically, yes, he's talking about the socialist policies of Andrew Gillum and trying to have a clear difference, trying to show sharp lines there on policy, but he kind of stepped in it because he used a word that suggested, to some, that he was talking about race.
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): People are saying, "Wow, it's a dog whistle, this is a race (sic). And Andrew Gillum says, "Hey, you know what, it's not a dog whistle, it's a bullhorn." I actually don't think, if you hear those remarks, you wouldn't think for a second -- if you know Congressman DeSantis and his background, you don't think for a second that he's racist, nor do you think that it's a dog whistle, I wouldn't think, that anyone would come to that conclusion, unless people saw that as a political opportunity to label him a certain way.