Watch: Fox News host got way more than he bargained for when he defended Trump’s support of Putin

Watch: Fox News host got way more than he bargained for when he defended Trump’s support of Putin
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When Fox News host Pete Hegseth attempted to rationalize former President Donald Trump's support of Russian President Vladamir Putin, Twitter users quickly fired back to correct him for his warped defense.

On Tuesday, February 22, Hegseth weighed in on the circumstances surrounding Trump and Putin as he claimed the former president's actions are an attempt to troll the media.

“No organism, no entity, has done more to spread Russian propaganda and to prop up the strawman that is Vladimir Putin than our very own media,” Hegseth said.

According to Hegseth, Trump's support of Putin is nothing more than a ploy. “Donald Trump was happy to troll them on it as he continues to do to this moment,” Hegseth said. “Because they can’t resist it, and they’ll obsess over it.”

Despite Hegseth's attempt to smooth things over, HuffPost notes that: "Hegseth claimed the media was working to spread Russian propaganda on the same network where fellow Fox News host Tucker Carlson has repeatedly defended Putin, aired Kremlin talking points and touted pro-Russia conspiracy theories."

Reacting to Hegseth's bizarre argument, Twitter users quickly resorted to mocking the clueless conservative host.

"Noted idiot Pete Hegseth (who thinks germs aren't real bc he can't see them) says Putin lives 'rent-free' in the minds of the media," anti-racism educator Tim Wise tweeted. "Imagine if any 'reporter' or commentator had said Breshnev or Kruschev lived rent-free in the minds of the right..."

Another user wrote, "Wow. That's desperate. But how else are they going to explain the insane reaction of #TraitorTrump in a way that doesn't make him look as bad as he really is? Trump has always been on Team Putin. If you can't see this obvious fact, it's because you can't handle the truth."


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