On Fox, Nigel Farage says people protesting Trump in London are "communists" and "extremists"

On Fox, Nigel Farage says people protesting Trump in London are "communists" and "extremists"

Fox "straight news" anchor Bill Hemmer did not disclose that Farage is current leader of the Brexit Party

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From the June 4 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom:

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BILL HEMMER (CO-HOST): Have you seen many protesters? We're getting reports from Benjamin Hall that earlier today they expected 250,000, by his estimate, and Ben was there last summer as well when tens of thousands showed up. He believes only 10% of that numbers has been achieved so far. What would explain that or do you have a different explanation? 

NIGEL FARAGE (BREXIT PARTY LEADER): No, there are far fewer protesters on the streets of London today than there were when Donald Trump came last year. 

HEMMER:  How come? 

FARAGE: Those that are protesting -- look, I think the fact is he is the president of the United States of America. And whether you like him and like his New Yorker style or not, and some English people find it, you know, a bit difficult, a bit over the top. But the fact is through NATO we're the closest military allies. Through intelligence sharing, we're working together to deal with terrorism around the world. We are the biggest investor in the USA and you're the biggest investor here. I think most people are grown up enough to recognize that this is about his office, not his personality. Not everyone likes him but he's a very important man to the United Kingdom and to our future. And those that are protesting are the usual suspects: the communists, the extremists, the kind of people that protest against me every day.

Previously:

Fox News White House correspondent: "A lot of those demonstrations" in London "will also include pro-Trump folks"

Fox's Brian Kilmeade asks why London protesters are "angry at Trump" when he supports Brexit

How Fox News is downplaying the anti-Trump UK protests during his state visit

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