Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro is off the air for the second straight week amid controversy surrounding Islamophobic remarks she made about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and now President Donald Trump is rallying to her defense.
Pirro’s show, Justice with Judge Jeanine, was absent from its 9pm spot on Saturday following an incident where Pirro questioned whether Rep. Omar was loyal to the United States because she wears a hijab, claiming it to be “antithetical to the United States Constitution.”.
Although Fox News took a rare and public stance against its own anchor, releasing a statement condemning her actions, Pirro has so far refused to apologize. She says that she never actually called Oman “un-american” and therefore doesn’t need to offer an apology. Beyond the initial reprimand, Fox News has decline further comment, only saying “We aren’t going beyond our statement from the other week.” in a statement to HuffPost.
And now, President Trump has thrown his two cents into the mix, taking to his favorite platform, Twitter, to come to Pirro’s strong defense. He tweeted on Sunday, “Fox … must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country,”.
The President tweeted about the Pirro absence…
Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro. The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country. They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well. Fox …..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
And then he tweeted some more…
….must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
And more, still.
….to the people that got you there. Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for @JudgeJeanine. Your competitors are jealous – they all want what you’ve got – NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2019
With Tucker Carlson’s recent splash in the news due to past appearances on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show and now this little showing from Ms. Pirro, Fox News is finding itself in the hot seat trying to explain bad behavior from some of it’s most well known faces. President Trump, however, isn’t so quick to believe that this is just a case of “bad behavior”. No, no. This is much more, according to him. This is all part of a left-wing media conspiracy to take down Fox News one conservative anchor at a time. Okayyyy. It’s nice to know what the President of the United States is spending his time doing, don’t you think?