Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade admitted on Thursday morning that President Donald Trump never should have said Mexico would pay for his border wall, a promise he made constantly during his 2016 campaign.
During a segment about backlash to the Trump administration using Pentagon money to fund the project, Kilmeade first attempted to highlight the hypocrisy of the people that could not care less, as President Obamas administration starved the military year after year and watched it rot away.
But then he pivoted to the sensationalist headlines over the move, including one from The Daily Beast that read, Trump Raids Elementary Schools to Pay for Wall; Mexico Off Hook.
Hes right, Kilmeade said in response to that headlinethough its unclear who he meant by he in that sentence. The president never should have said Mexico was going to pay for the wall, though he says theyre going to get it in fees at border crossings.
In an attempt at damage control, Kilmeades co-host Steve Doocy said, I think he did think initially that he would find a way for Mexico to pay for it but as we know, that did not work.
Just last week, in a radio interview with Kilmeade, President Trump praised the hosts loyaltycompared to some others at the network. Youre a solid, I used to say, youre a solid six or maybe seven, Trump said. But youre getting much better. Youre getting great.