Brian Kilmeade: Negative Press Makes ‘Fox & Friends’ The ‘Only Option’ For President Trump


Brian Kilmeade, co-host of Fox News’ morning show “Fox & Friends,” described the program he hosts along with Ainsley Earhardt and Steve Doocy as “the only option” for President Trump because other news outlets that criticize Trump don’t give him “a legitimate, fair shot.”

Kilmeade appeared on last night’s episode of “Breitbart News Tonight” to pitch his new book, but took a moment at the beginning of the interview to boast about the president’s relationship with “Fox & Friends.” Breitbart host and senior editor-at-large Rebecca Mansour told Kilmeade he was one of the most important media personalities “in the world right now” and said she imagined that is a responsibility Kilmeade must “take very seriously.”

“Absolutely, we take it seriously but it’s kind of odd because we were the ones that had him on for eight years prior. He would call into our show every Monday or Tuesday,” Kilmeade said.

He went on to describe how the “Fox & Friends” staff “started taking him out, thanking him for his contribution on Christmas, and next thing you know he’s president of the United States.”

Kilmeade went on to describe why Trump watches “Fox & Friends,” even while serving as president.

“If you flip around, you understand why he watches us. I mean, we’re the only one that gives him a legitimate, fair shot. I mean, we’ll call him out when we think things are out of control, you know if those things that were said behind closed doors I think that’s ridiculous,” Kilmeade said, referring to reports that Trump described Haiti and countries in Africa as “shithole countries.”

“I’m not going to pretend that’s the number-one story in America every day. You know, we don’t get up every day and wonder if he’s really 239 pounds. We’re not going to spend two blocks talking about, ‘He has to lose 15 pounds,’ and, ‘Is his doctor competent?’ so that makes you the only option for him,” Kilmeade said.