Fox’s Steve Doocy Tries to Impress upon Brian Kilmeade That 60,000 Deaths Would Be ‘Staggering’

Fox’s Steve Doocy Tries to Impress upon Brian Kilmeade That 60,000 Deaths Would Be ‘Staggering’

Fox News’ hosts Brian Kilmeade and Steve Doocy had a bizarre moment on Thursday as Kilmeade argued that 60,000 U.S. deaths from Coronavirus would be a success. The Fox & Friends personalities clearly didn’t agree about the positiveness of the number.

“There was a lot of positive news yesterday,” Kilmeade said. “The fact is when someone said 200,000 people will die, oops, I mean 60,000. And it’s not gonna to be right away it’s gonna be in August. That’s how good we are doing and how off the models were.”

“You have to wonder, as much as social distancing’s working, I wonder if the economists are going to get in that room and say we have to stand up this economy in some way before we’re not gonna be able to stand when this is all said and done.”

“Right, but Brian, it’s still 60,000 people, which is a staggering number,” Steve Doocy cut in. His expression appeared pained.

Kilmeade did not accept Doocy’s description but continued with his argument about the economy.

“It’s a high number,” Kilmeade said. “But how many people are going to die as the country goes flat on its back for three months? We’re not gonna look like the same country. So the economists have to have a say in this.”

Watch the video above, via Fox News.

 

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor