Fox News’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck: It’s Obama’s Fault That Donald Trump Wants To Ban Muslims

It didn't take long for the Fair & Balanced network to find the real culprit in Trump's fascistic proposal -- President Obama!

Tuesday morning represented the first opportunity for the cable news morning shows to weigh in on GOP Presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s Monday announcement that he wants the United States to ban all Muslims from entering the country, including U.S. citizens who are overseas. While The Donald was jousting with the hosts of New Day and Morning Joe in a couple of extremely contentious interviews, his buddies at Fox & Friends decided to come to his aid and tell their viewers who the real villain is.

Discussing the reaction to Trump’s statement with her co-hosts, former Survivor contestant Elisabeth Hasselbeck claimed that the celebrity billionaire wouldn’t have had to go to these extremes if this country had a real leader who would “make us feel safe about terrorists.” This came on the heels of half-sanded block of limestone Brian Kilmeade essentially defending Trump’s proposal, saying Trump’s plan “might make a little bit more sense” when it comes to preventing people from war-torn countries from coming to the United States.

Hasselbeck, who will soon be departing Fox to spend time with her family, said she could understand why people would feel a little queasy about using a religious test for entry into this country, which is why The Donald isn’t seeing much endorsement of his idea. However, the fact is that Obama is really at fault because he just isn’t comforting us enough and it causes a real leader like the former Apprentice host to take action.

“Some will also question why don’t we just fix the actual system in place and why don’t we have a leader in place that would actually make us feel safe about terrorists so we didn’t have to go to the extremes and say, hey you, you believe this, well you’re not coming into our country,” screeched the curvy couch sitter. “I think a lot of people believe this country is about more than that and the terrorists want us to be not the way that we have been.”

Kilmeade claimed that his co-host “made a great point,” stating that Obama’s Oval Office speech on Sunday night just didn’t do enough to calm the American people and let them know he’s got their back. That is why someone like Trump needed to swoop in and let Americans know that he’s looking out for them.

Yep, Fox News is laying the groundwork right now to make Trump’s hideous and fascistic plan look acceptable to conservatives and Republicans.

Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Media Matters:


Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
4 Comments on this post.
  • dee harper
    9 December 2015 at 5:27 am

    The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States. That act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of Aliens to the US and remains in effect today. . Among the many issues it covers, one in particular, found in Chapter 2 Section 212, is the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.” This, by its very definition, rules out Islamic immigration to the United States, but this law is being ignored by the White House.Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithetical to the US government, the Constitution, and to the Republic. All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. Now the political correct crowd would say that Islamists cannot be prohibited from entering the US because Islam is a religion. Whether it is a religion is immaterial because the law states that Aliens who are affiliated with any “organization” that advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibited.

  • Rosanne Krisanda
    9 December 2015 at 10:15 am

    I thought Elizabeth was fired

    • Al Spencer
      9 December 2015 at 12:11 pm

      I could not imagine why this absolutely wonderful and brilliant lady would be let go anywhere. She stated that she wanted to spend quality time with her little ones, I believe her, and I think that is wonderful. Al Spencer

  • reefeseeker
    9 December 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Reminder: Jimmy Carter banned all Iranians from entering the US

    Next you’re going to tell me that FDR had all of the Japanese sent to internment camps during WWII

    (both Democrats FYI)

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