Fox News reacts to Trump fixer Michael Cohen's prison sentence: Everyone in politics has a fixer
Francis: Trump "hired someone as a fixer who was a thug," because "the people that are powerful in politics have them [and] because they're not great people"
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From the December 12 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:
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MELISSA FRANCIS (CO-HOST): I wouldn't give the president the out though that he hired a terrible lawyer. I mean, he hired someone as a fixer who was a thug, and who roughed people up. Both from a -- whether it was reporters are all the other things that [Fox News anchor] Bret Baier mentioned, that was intentional and for a reason. That's why he had that guy in his inner circle. But I think, tragically, all of these people that we talk about in politics are not great people. I mean, you look at the Clintons, you look at the president, and if you look back at -- we just went through George H.W. Bush and we talked about what a great person he was. He was a less-effective politician, maybe because he was a good guy. I think this is all a state about -- a statement about what it takes to win in politics.
TOM DUPREE (FORMER U.S. ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL): The other thing I would add is that you don't need a fixer if you're not getting yourself into situations that need to be fixed in the first place.
FRANCIS: Exactly. The Clintons have fixers, the people that are powerful in politics have them because they're not great people.