Fox News host Brian Kilmeade held nothing back while criticizing former President Trump, specifically a speech he delivered at an event in Arizona where he focused on the 2020 presidential election results. The Fox host called Trump’s claim he actually won Arizona an “outright lie” while he slammed the former president for not focusing on other topics throughout his speech.
The Hill reports:
“Right now, nobody cares about 2020,” Kilmeade told a caller named Logan, who said he was a Trump supporter who found it “cringeworthy” that the former president continued to voice his objection to the results of the 2020 presidential election, which Trump has repeatedly and falsely claimed was rigged against him. The caller said he was concerned that staying focused on 2020 would hinder Trump’s chances should he choose to run in 2024.
Referring to remarks Trump made recently at a rally in Arizona, a state he has falsely said he won despite President Biden‘s victory there, Kilmeade said he spoke to two of Trump’s friends who told him, “That was the worst speech you ever gave. Because nobody cares about your topics.”
“There is so much to talk about that matters to you and I, Logan, right now about what’s happening in the Ukraine, how China is just forgetting about phase one, how they’re beginning to militarize everything around them, about to take Taiwan back,” Kilmeade said. “That’s what people wanna talk about. It’s not hard stuff.”
Kilmeade emphasized that Trump’s continued harping on the 2020 election will not help advance his popularity with Americans, especially if he wants to run in 2024.
“Nobody cares about 2020. Nobody. And everything that he said and the challenges that he made should have been done before the election. And they did a recount in Arizona, and the recount showed no difference almost, and he came out and said it showed that they won Arizona. That’s an outright lie, and please stop wasting our time with that, because he’s capable of doing so much more,” Kilmeade said.
Following Trump’s loss to Biden in Arizona the state’s Republican-controlled Senate ordered an audit of the results in Maricopa County. However, the results found that Biden won the county by a larger margin than the final certified results showed.