Social media users roasted Jeanine Pirro on Sunday after the Fox News host admittedly reportedly reported to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spent the weekend in Puerto Rico during the partial government shutdown.
While interviewing President Donald Trump on Saturday's Justice with Judge Jeanine Pirro suggested that Pelosi was shying away from resolving the government shutdown by taking a trip to Puerto Rico – a statement she later admitted was inaccurate.
"During my exclusive interview with Pres Trump I said Speaker Pelosi was in Puerto Rico with a bunch of her Democrat colleagues, "the former judge tweeted on Sunday. “I based that on numerous reports that turned out to be wrong. The Speaker's office says she has been in DC all weekend and I take them to their word. ”
However, the conservative host and Trump failed to properly apologize for the false reporting, prompting a barrage of ridicule and criticisms from Twitter users .
"Wow. Quite the non-apology, ”one user wrote in the comments section of Pirro's post, while another added:“ Must have taken you at least 2 boxes of wine to tweet this. ”
A user added:“ Wouldn't make sense to verify something like that ahead of time instead of making that statement in front of a large audience? ”
Wow. Quite the non-apology.
& mdash; Visuals by Zelma _ (@RSeanStewart) January 13, 2019
must take you at least 2 boxes of wine to tweet this
& mdash; Miranda Jackman (@MirandaJackmanR) January 13, 2019
Wouldn & # 39; t make sense to verify something like that ahead of time instead of making that statement in front of a large audience? & mdash; Eric _ (@EricKoeckeritz) January 13, 2019
Sorry I couldn't hear you through all the complicity
& mdash; Historically Cooperative (@ TommyTopGun55) January 13, 2019
Fox News should change its tagline to " Numerous Reports That Turned Out To Be Wrong. "
& mdash; Dave Bartoletti (@DaveBartoletti) January 13, 2019
It was a cringeworthy interview with a "judge" and a "president" who doth demean their respective professions. To think otherwise is quite frankly, insane.
& mdash; Lee Michael Walton (@ LeeMichaelWalt1) January 13, 2019
Excellent on-call analysis
& mdash; EPJ (@cvaldaisnotbig) January 13, 2019
It's okay. We expect you to lie to Dear Leader. It's kinda your job.
& mdash; магк ошеиѕ _ ❤ _ _ (@ marko0331) January 13, 2019
Trump and Pirro discussed several hot topics during their talk last night, including a recent New York Times article that revealed the FBI launched a trial of the president was working for the Kremlin following his firing of the agency's former director James Comey in 2017.
Arguably the most controversial moment was when Pirro asked Trump outright whether he had worked for Russia. “I think it's the most insulting thing I've ever been asked. I think it's the most insulting article I've ever written. And if you read the article, you see that they found absolutely nothing, ”the president responded. "But the headline of that article, called" The failing New York Times "for a reason, they've gotten me wrong for three years. They've actually gotten me wrong for many years before that. "Trump then went on to defend his stance on Russia, claiming he's been to Moscow than most of the presidents that have come before him." this, if you ask the folks in Russia, have been on Russia than anybody else, any other – probably any other president period, but probably the last three or four presidents, modern day presidents, ”the president said. “Nobody's been as tough as I have from any standpoint including the fact that we've done oil like we've never done it, we're setting records in exporting oil and many other things.”
Following the interview, prominent social media users called Trump out for failing to properly respond to Pirro's simple question asking him whether he has ever worked for Russia. "Jeanine Pirro of Fox News asked @realDonaldTrump last night a simple question of" you are now or have you worked for Russia, "Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) tweeted. "@POTUS did not answer that question the way an innocent person would have."
Shauna Wright added: "JEANINE PIRRO:" Are you ever working for Russia? "TRUMP: [spends two minutes tossing an alphabet salad that doesn’t include the word ‘no’]"
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