Fox’s Brian Kilmeade on Trump and Obama Spat: ‘Open Warfare Between the Presidents’

Fox’s Brian Kilmeade on Trump and Obama Spat: ‘Open Warfare Between the Presidents’

Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade framed recent criticisms from the a current and former president as warfare on Monday. The Fox & Friends host waded into the dispute between Donald Trump and Barack Obama by claiming the election was now about the two men – not former VP Joe Biden.

“Now it looks to be, guys, open warfare between the presidents,” Kilmeade said. “President Trump, as you saw with the Gallup poll, up 49%, above what President Obama’s is.”

Kilmeade is referring to a Gallup poll showing Trump with 49% approval – the highest of his presidency. By contrast, Obama’s approval numbers frequently passed 50% and, according to Gallup, neared 60% as he was about to leave office.

“And President Obama using an opportunity yesterday during a commencement address Saturday to take a shot at President Trump. What does that have to do with graduating seniors? So, you know the President’s gonna respond.”

“And essentially his is totally sidelining a guy like, I don’t know, the nominee Joe Biden,” Kilmeade said. “This is gonna be President Obama against President Trump for the 2020 election with the winner … And if the Democrats win it’s gonna be Nancy Pelosi’s presidency.”

Co-host Steve Doocy noted that Biden hasn’t ‘taken the bait’. Biden and Obama reportedly still have a close relationship, with the former president endorsing the presumptive Democratic nominee in recent weeks.

Watch the video above, via Fox News.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor