‘Absolute boomerang in the face’: Kilmeade, Watters on how negative coverage motivates Trump’s base

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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade said media coverage of President Trump in regard to the Democratic Party’s one-sided impeachment inquisition motivates the president’s base to support him all that much more.

Kilmeade made the assertion on Saturday during an appearance on “Watters’ World,” as host Jesse Watters pointed out that people no longer trust the media.

“Over the last three years, none of this stuff has panned out and that’s why these polls don’t move on impeachment,” Watters noted. “The people just don’t trust what they’re hearing anymore.”

Kilmeade said that the folks don’t follow impeachment like they do in the media.

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“If you travel the country, and I have a chance to do that with the book tour — I go to Oklahoma, go to Nebraska, go to Texas — they’re not following it,” he insisted. “And so they don’t get upset, they’re not changing their mind.”

“In fact when they view it, it has made the Trump supporters more determined,” Kilmeade said. “It made the ambivalent Trump supporters more determined because they see an unfairness to it.”

Watters asked Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock for his take on the mentality in “Trumpland.”

“Trump being besieged 24/7 by all of this stuff, do you think that’s what hardens their allegiance towards the president?” Watters asked.

“I think it does,” Murdock replied, citing recent polling that showed Trump had up to 95 percent approval in the Republican Party.

“They see him being victimized over nothing, over a call that might be a little unusual,” he added. “But nothing illegal or impeachable in the view of an increasing number of people.”

Murdock said since the Democrats’ dog and pony impeachment show trial, support for impeachment has fallen and opposition has gone up, even among independents, as he cited a collapse of up to 15 points.

“This is an absolute boomerang in the face,” he concluded.

Watters pointed to CNN as a key player in trying to drive the narrative against the president.

“CNN push this very hard, and once it did not move the needle, do you know who they blamed? They blamed Trump supporters,” he said.

As for the president’s approval among Republicans, he tweeted in late October: “95% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, a record. Thank you!”

Of course, the figure was questioned by The Washington Post, which suggested that he’s likely “making it up.”

“Maybe he’s citing something that isn’t really a poll, like one of those useless online surveys he likes,” the paper said.

Citing a poll the newspaper did with ABC News, The Post said that Trump’s approval among Republicans is “at a low for his presidency: 74 percent.”

Impeachment in the Democrat-controlled House is all but a rubber-stamp guarantee, but the left understands that any hopes of actually removing Trump from office rests in the hands of Republicans.


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