Fox’s Brian Kilmeade Tries and Fails to Dunk on Ainsley Earhardt’s Sick Mother
Things got really awkward really fast on the set of Fox & Friends Thursday morning when co-host Brian Kilmeade seemed to brush off concerns his colleague Ainsley Earhardt expressed over her sick mother catching COVID-19 amid the relaxing of social-distancing guidelines.
Discussing states reopening businesses and public spaces amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kilmeade—who has been a vocal advocate for reversing stay-at-home orders to jumpstart the economy—grumbled about California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s decision to close beaches after seeing images of overcrowded beaches in recent days.
Earhardt, meanwhile, empathized with the position Newsom was in, pointing out that by opening the beaches and leaving it up to residents to make their own personal decisions, “they started seeing more people go to the hospitals after that weekend with corona.”
“The governors have to make tough decisions because they don’t want a relapse in all this, that wouldn’t make them look good,” she added. “Their residents would be dying!”
The Friends co-host then expressed concerns about her ailing mother and how the flouting of physical-distancing guidelines could be devastating to her.
Watch the video above, via Fox News.
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