Watch: Fox Contributor Whines That Obama’s Interview With Prince Harris Is Unfair To Trump
Less than 24 hours after a poll declared former President Barack Obama as the “Most Admired Man” in America, a distinction that he has won for 10 consecutive years, a Fox News contributor Charlie Hurt complained that Obama’s continued presence on social media and his interview with prince Harris is unfair to President Trump.
The right-wing columnist —who is also an opinion editor of The Washington Times, Breitbart News contributor, Drudge Report editor and Newsmax TV guest— complained that President Barack Obama’s decision to appear on TV with Prince Harry and advise leaders on the use of Twitter is an “obnoxious attack” on Trump.
“This reminds me of how obnoxious President Obama can be,” Hurt told Fox News’ “Special Report.” “He goes over to the BBC and talks to prince whatever his name is — William — whatever his title is.”
Substitute host Mike Emanuel supplied Prince Harry’s name, which Hurt still couldn’t bring himself to utter, and instead replied with a dismissive “whatever.”
“He does this interview where he’s clearly attacking the president,” Hurt continued, “and this notion that you’re going to attack the president for using Twitter is akin to me to attacking FDR for using the new-fangled radio for doing his fireside chats. It’s just a form of communicating with people, and a way he can communicate with people around the media that viciously despise him.”
Obama suggested to his royal friend that “all of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the internet,” which surely was aimed at Trump — who uses his Twitter account to personally attack the free press, political opponents, and law enforcement.
“The arrogance of that!” Hurt complained. “It shows that he really doesn’t understand the internet, he doesn’t understand the beauty of the internet,” he added.
“The notion that he’s going to sit back and say, ‘Oh, well, people like me in leadership, I need to go in here and fix all of this,’” Hurt added. “No, you don’t. You’ll just mess it up.”
Emanuel’s look of mute contempt after Hurt finished his head-bobbing rant was briefly caught on camera.
Watch the exchange below via Fox News: