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Americans Appalled After Laura Ingraham ‘Saves’ Trump After He Makes Disgusting Analogy in Interview
Oh, to have friends in high places!
Laura Ingraham quickly jumped in during her interview with Donald Trump in an attempt to rescue him from a hideous analogy he was making, where he compared police officers who use lethal force to …golf?
During the Fox News interview, Ingraham discussed the nationwide protests and unrest that has followed Floyd’s death and Blake’s recent shooting. But she framed her question around the dangers that police face, claiming that she thought it was more dangerous to be a cop now than it has been in “a long time.”
“It’s more dangerous to be a police officer today, do you not think than it has been a long time?” Ingraham said.
“The police are under siege,” Trump then claimed. “They can do 10,000 great acts, which is what they do, and one bad apple or a choker — a joker — they choke.”
“You mean, they, they panic,” Ingraham helpfully clarified.
“You know, I mean, in the meantime, he might’ve been going for a weapon. And you know there’s a whole big thing there. But they choke, just like in a golf tournament, they miss a 3-foot putt…” Trump said.
“You’re not comparing it to golf,” Ingraham quickly jumped in, as Trump was comparing police brutality to golf. “Because of course that’s what the media would say…people make, people panic,” she then added, steering Trump away from the golf analogy while nodding her head.
“I’m saying people choke,” Trump insisted, without disavowing his comparison. “And people are bad people. You have both. If you have some bad people and they choke. You could be a police officer for 15 years and all of a sudden you’re confronted. You’ve got a quarter of a second to make a decision. If you don’t make the decision and you’re wrong, you’re dead. People choke under those circumstances and they make a bad decision. I’ve seen bad decisions of people that, it looked bad, but probably it was a choke. But you also have bad police, but you also, the vast, not only the vast majority, but thousands and thousands of great acts, and you make the evening news for weeks.”
Trump starts comparing police shootings to golfers missing putts, but Laura Ingraham cuts him off because she realizes how bad it sounds pic.twitter.com/7oDnfUIaRf
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 1, 2020
People were sickened:
You know things are bad when Laura Ingraham has to save President Trump from saying stupid things. https://t.co/jBBp9x7e4U
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 1, 2020
Missing a putt is *exactly* the same as deliberately shooting an unarmed man seven times in the back in front of his children, paralyzing him for life. You know. https://t.co/UuEwIIVCCF
— Charles Gaba (@charles_gaba) September 1, 2020
When the Fox News host interviewing the president has to double as his PR handler to keep him on message, that's called "fair and balanced" https://t.co/8JbNSjpBBK
— Will Oremus (@WillOremus) September 1, 2020
Trump’s inability to get through softball interviews is remarkable. https://t.co/54vFKLz8Qd
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 1, 2020
President Trump is obviously unwell. https://t.co/ILR7LEgzLX
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) September 1, 2020
While everyone is paying attention to the awful golf comparison here, an underrated part is Trump badly pretending that he knew about the recent killing of a young Black St. Louis cop.
Watch how he tries to fake like he knows what Laura's talking about here. https://t.co/dVZVAMAIxK
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 1, 2020
"You're not comparing it to golf…"
Um, yes he was. https://t.co/uCW8rGvou7
— David Pepper (@DavidPepper) September 1, 2020
I mean…I don't really know what to say.
He's comparing what cops did to Jacob Blake to golfing.
I think that pretty much says it all. https://t.co/uROGRTarjt
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) September 1, 2020
I’ve seen live fact-checking before on the reputable networks, but @IngrahamAngle’s live *gaslighting* is truly breaking new ground.
“You’re not comparing it to golf…” *as he’s comparing it to golf.*
— Adam Nathaniel Peck (@adamnpeck) September 1, 2020