Fox's Katie Pavlich: "I think it can be debated what George Soros's goal is with his money"

Fox's Katie Pavlich: "I think it can be debated what George Soros's goal is with his money"

Pavlich: Soros "has funded a number of anti-Israel groups that actually help Gaza and terrorist organizations with their political allies in the United States"

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From the October 31 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:

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JESSICA TARLOV (CO-HOST): I don't think we're in any position to be regulating how people are grieving and what their attitudes are towards this president, how he has handled anti-Semitism -- anti-Semitic attacks, and the charge of being anti-Semitic himself, even though he does have Jewish family, to do that. Or to say where people should be protesting, it is certainly their First Amendment right, as long as it is not a security risk. I think that we should welcome that, and there are very strong opinions here from people who were not out there in the protest sense, but the Tree of Life Synagogue's past rabbi actually spoke out and said that she didn't want the president coming because he's a purveyor of hate speech. And that has been a lot of the conversation, as a member -- I'm a member of the Reform Jewish community, over the weekend -- and yes, I am from New York City, which is not really a big fan base for President Trump, but conversations about that, about the kind of rhetoric and the level of hysteria that has been ratcheted up by this president, who even said after the mail bomber was found, "I don't need to tone it down, I could actually tone it up." And his tweet about his visit, which he said went warmly and well, he even says -- goes after the fake news media at the end of it. He could take a breather there and let it rest, because there were a lot of families who didn't want to see him.

MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): Can I ask you guys really quickly, I mean, so, do you think that the president is anti-Semitic?

TARLOV: I think that the president has no problem being supported by people who are anti-Semites. I know that he has Jewish family --

KATIE PAVLICH (CO-HOST): Can you give an example?

TARLOV: Dinesh D'Sousa. He has no problem with the attacks on George Soros, a man who escaped the Nazis and has given over $12 billion to philanthropic causes. And, yes, he is a liberal, but that doesn't make him a war criminal, a traitor. When you go on Twitter and you see the things that are said about George Soros, and understanding history, and I don't care what he did with the Bank of England. $12 billion to promote freedom and democracy across this world, and to have more freedom for Jews so that they can go and they can practice and they can pray. And when I hear from people on the other side saying, "Oh, you know, the answer is more prayer." That's exactly what these people were doing. A Holocaust survivor died here -- 

PAVLICH: So, I think it can be debated what George Soros's goal is with his money, considering that he has funded a number of anti-Israel groups that actually help Gaza and terrorist organizations with their political allies in the United States. So, to say that it's all philanthropic, I don't think is quite honest. I do understand saying that, look, you can take it from an anti-Semitic perspective and say because George Soros is Jewish it's an anti-Semitic attack --

TARLOV: Going after a Jew and the stereotype of rich Jews that want to control the world --

PAVLICH: But saying that George Soros -- that George Soros is not -- that George Soros is not allowed to face criticism when he is in the political fight I think is a little too far.

Previously:

Fox's Katie Pavlich: "Confronting my white privilege is going to the tanning salon"

After Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and mail bomb spree, right-wing media figures defend attacks on George Soros

Fox personalities repeatedly pushed conspiracy theories about George Soros funding migrant caravans. Will the network do anything about them?

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