Fox's Brian Kilmeade on Pete Buttigieg criticizing Thomas Jefferson's position on slavery: "What about Barack Obama?"
Kilmeade: "Did you love him in 2008 when he says marriage is between a man and woman?"
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From the May 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): [Pete Buttigieg] said, "I'm not saying I want to go and remove that one," he said. "But I would like to rename some of these streets after people, African-Americans."
BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Well, look. And here's the danger of this, Ainsley. So you say Thomas Jefferson no longer is worthy of having a Jefferson-Jackson dinner? OK. Well what about Barack Obama? Well it's Barack Obama, we love him. Well, did you love him in 2008 when he says marriage is between a man and woman? Did he show intolerance then? Because in 2012 he said same-sex marriage is fine. Was he not worthy in '08 and is he worthy in 2012? We are an impossible scale to what he is talking about -- is instead of saluting our founding fathers, begin to diminish their importance. We wouldn't be a country without that.
STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Well, he took aim at a couple of news outlets. I think Fox and the New York Times as well. Because in his original comments with Hugh Hewitt he was asked about removing the names from the annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner. That was where they started and then eventually he went on to say he didn't want Jefferson's name entirely stripped from the public square, but instead honorary titles, for instance those Democratic dinners. He said last night that that's what he was talking about. We just gave him the opportunity to clarify.