The truth hurts: A tearful Melissa Francis says she is “uncomfortable” being questioned about her defense of President Trump.
The Fox News host broke down in tears while trying to defend Trump, ultimately lamenting:
There’s nothing any of us can say right now without being judged.
Speaking through her tears, Francis cried:
I am so uncomfortable having this conversation because I know what’s in my heart. And I know that I don’t think anyone is different, better, or worse based on color of their skin, but there is nothing any of us can say right now without being judged.
Fox host Harris Faulkner tried to comfort the visibly shaken Francis, saying:
There have been a lot of tears on our network and across the country and across the world. It’s a difficult place where we are, but it’s not where we’ve been, it’s where we are. This is not 1950. We can do this. We can have this conversation. Yes we can. And it’s okay if we cry having it.
Francis originally became upset as she tried to defend Trump’s deplorable remarks blaming “both sides” for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia last weekend.
Before her tearful breakdown Francis tried to maintain that Trump had never suggested that both sides were deserving of “equal blame,” declaring:
He (Trump) never said equal blame. No one said equal, and that’s one of the places where this went off the rails.
Fox News contributor Marie Harf disagreed:
Becoming visibly upset, Francis said:
He said there were ‘very good people’ among the neo-Nazi protesters. He did — don’t roll your eyes! He did say those words, Melissa.
He didn’t say there were ‘very good people among neo-Nazi protesters.’ He didn’t say that. Find that.
Harf rejected the attempt at obfuscation and denial by Francis:
He said there were very good people on the other side, It was clear what he was talking about.
At that point a tearful Francis bowed out of the conversation saying:
I am so uncomfortable having this conversation…
Bottom line: Francis should be uncomfortable. The truth hurts. People do think she is a racist when she defends Trump’s racism.
Fun fact: defending racism, even President Trump’s racism, is wrong. Full stop.
(H/T Talking Points Memo)
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