Coverage of the New Hampshire Primary on the Fox News Channel became “must-see TV” for a time on Tuesday night as a panel consisting of Bret Baier, Martha MacCallum, Charles Payne, Kellyanne Conway, Kayleigh McEnany, and token liberal Jessica Tarlov discussed the night’s events. Discussion turned to President Joe Biden’s frequent use of the term MAGA as a pejorative to encompass all Republicans. As Tarlov prepared to defend Biden, Payne would have none of it and called it exactly what it is: the fact that Joe Biden and his media cheerleaders despise half of the population of the United States because they have different political views.
Charles Payne goes SCORCHED EARTH on Jessica Tarlov for letting Biden get away with despising half the country. pic.twitter.com/xyUVe2anY6
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Payne began with Trump’s no-nonsense approach that if someone hits him, he hits back twice as hard, citing the fact that Trump won the presidency in 2016 with that bold aspect of his personality. But then proceeded to point out Joe Biden’s clear disdain for Trump supporters, and the epic rant was on,
“I think it’s worse with Biden’s calling MAGA, listen I think Biden’s anger and vitriol and hatred for MAGA is far more worse than President Trump’s individual battles with someone who crosses him. That is something that is really detrimental to this country. That the President of the United States despises half of the United States…he has expressed hatred for half of the country.”
When Payne mentioned doing research for a segment, he said he googled “Biden hates MAGA,” and was greeted with numerous articles on that topic. Tarlov’s assumed tactic at that point was to blame the authors of the articles and she was summarily slapped down again, with Payne noting:
“It doesn’t matter. The bottom line is he says it. He has vitriol for them. And so does MSNBC and so does CNN and so does the New York Times. They have vitriol for half of the nation. They don’t look at them like fellow Americans, and it’s unfortunate. They try to paint them as racists…”
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Payne then went on to talk about Trump supporters wanting the same things as other Americans and mentioned the fact that Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), who is also running in the Democrat primary against Biden, went to a Trump rally to find out exactly who Trump supporters are, something other Democrats and the media haven’t ever bothered to do. He said he talked to roughly 50 people standing in line and said that they could not have been nicer. He also mentioned how diverse the crowd was and concluded by saying, “My party is completely delusional right now.”
Tarlov then takes issue with Payne’s math and points out that, “it’s only the 74 million that voted for Trump, and he (Biden) is explicit that every time he talks about the MAGA movement, to say that this is a subsection of the Republican Party…” Oh, well in that case… Bret Baier then attempts to explain that Biden “gives teleprompter speeches. I mean, you have to understand…” But as a faithful foot soldier, Tarlov digs her hole deeper and says, “Yes but he is talking about insurrectionists.”
It was here that the rest of the panel was done with Tarlov’s defense of a sitting president showing outward hatred and contempt for half, yes half, of the country’s citizens. Charles Payne needed no help in saying out loud what that half of the citizenry no doubt thinks, but Martha MacCallum, through a lot of cross-talk, summed up, not just Biden’s contempt for Trump supporters, but also described the dark debasing way Biden uses the term MAGA saying, “He (Biden) says MAGA like it’s a swear word instead of a slogan.” Tarlov then brought out her victim card, saying that Democrats are called “thugs and pedophiles, socialists…” Here’s a bit of advice, Jessica, you Democrats love people who announce what they “identify” as. Go ask Bernie Sanders and AOC how they identify, I believe the the correct term is, Democratic Socialist. Kellyanne Conway also had a good wrap-up to Charles Payne’s spot-on rant, saying that it is “Joe Biden’s version of Hillary’s deplorable and irredeemable.”
This is going to happen many more times to Jessica Tarlov. I have another bit of advice for her: Brace yourself, it’s a long way ’til November.
— Curtis Hebert (@CurtisHebert) January 24, 2024