Fox Panel Blows Off Trump Joke As ‘Left Wing Clickbait’ — Even Juan Williams Didn’t Think It Was Funny
A Fox News panel — including Dagen McDowell, Dana Perino and Juan Williams —took a moment during Monday’s “The Five” to blast Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings for his inappropriate joke about the president drowning over the weekend.
“They criticized the president about tweeting and insults and the like, but they are great at throwing out left wing click-bait, that all these witless lemmings gobble up and then they just regurgitate it on everybody else in the form of hate. We get it all the time,” McDowell stated. (RELATED: Dem Rep. Alcee Hastings Jokes About President Trump Drowning In The Potomac River)
“I don’t think it helps, but I must say I just think it’s small. I think it’s like … don’t even think it’s that funny,” Fox News analyst Juan Williams added.
Dana Perino chimed in, “That joke’s been done a million times. It’s like an algebra problem, X and Y, you insert.”
.@AlceeHastingsFL warms up Democratic rally in Sunrise with a joke about the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe.
Crisis: if @realDonaldTrump falls into the Potomac River & can’t swim.
Catastrophe: If “anybody saves his ass.”
— Anthony Man (@browardpolitics) August 19, 2018
Hastings was retelling a joke from Ari Silver, the son of former Florida state legislator Barry Silver during a rally in Florida on Sunday.
“I will tell you one joke,” Hastings said. “Do you know the difference between a crisis and a catastrophe?”
“‘A crisis is if Donald Trump falls into the Potomac River and can’t swim,’” Hastings said, retelling the joke. “‘And a catastrophe is anybody saves his ass.’” (RELATED: Media Outlets Choose Not To Cover Dem. Congressman Joking About The President Drowning)
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