Fox host brags that Trump was "radicalized" by the network

Fox host brags that Trump was "radicalized" by the network

Gutfeld: "He has turned the White House into kinda like an alternative Fox show"

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From the August 30 edition of Fox News' The Five

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EMILY COMPANO (CO-HOST):  I feel like I think this is why he is used to it. He's used to driving the narrative and asking these questions. And  I don't why he is expected -- again I think there's a certain amount of decorum associated with the office that we'd like him to hold, but I don't understand why challenging the coverage these questions means that he should have a target on him for doing so. And regardless of the method. Because I do think think it's important to ask those questions and for him to say, 'look, why aren't you covering this' or 'cover this fairly?' Or why, or why am I not getting the benefit of doubt when x has happened and y is happening? 

DANA PERINO (CO-HOST):  Twitter is a great tool for him. And one of the things he could've tweeted today is "Check this out, 51% of workers in America say they are happy." That's the first time in I can't remember how many years. 

JUAN WILLIAMS (CO-HOST): Uh that would -- then why doesn't he do that? 

PERINO: Why doesn't he do that?

GREG GUTFELD (CO-HOST):  Because it is not him. You know what it is? Trump was radicalized by something. Ok because he was a Democrat for a long time. He was fairly, he was pro-choice, liberal and many things. He was radicalized. What was he radicalized by? Us. Fox News. Fox News. When Fox News happened --

PERINO: It started making sense?

GUTFELD: You -- he started watching Fox News -- 

PERINO: No, no, and like, and the world starts to make sense.

GUTFELD: -- to make sense to him. So all he's doing, Juan, is what we do. Which is we bash the media. So he has turned the White House into a kinda like an alternative Fox show, where he sits there, and he rips the media.

Previously:

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