In an astounding moment, several Fox News hosts offered an instant glimpse of self-awareness Monday afternoon and confessed that if a democratic president had met North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump made the weekend they would be busy criticizing him or her – though they applauded Trump's decision to meet with the crooked nation's leader.
In response to Trump's photo record with Kim, where the president had entered the Hermit Kingdom, the hosts of Fox's "The Five" were predictably raised praise on the president – so they readily admitted that they would respond differently, if the nation's latest democratic president, Barack Obama, had set foot in the hostile nation.
The rare moment of truth came as the show's comrades talked about how some democratic presidential candidates had critically criticized Trump for crossing the low-key boundary marker that separated North and South Korea for more than six decades.
Co-host Jesse Watters stated that "historians will recognize that this step across the DMZ was a very powerful and important moment," while Dana Perino, another co-host, called the movement a "symbolic moment," who forced people to stop talking about the first two democratic primary debates last week.
"Of course they will attack him," Greg Gutfeld chronicles in and referred to the democratic presidential hopefuls. "That's what you wanted to do. And let's be honest: if it were an opponent ̵
Who said so mockingly: "How dare Obama meet with a dictator without preconditions!"
"Exactly," said Gutfeld.
Gutfeld then rejected criticism of Trump's decision to meet Kim on North Korean soil and offered a defense for diplomacy in general.
"If we see that there are tyrants and creeps in this world. You can keep two thoughts in the head that there are tough customers in the world and you have to talk to them," he says. he said.
He went on to say that US presidents should talk to US opponents because there is no disadvantage of doing so.
"Casting diplomacy as a zero-sum game – we are talking to him, therefore we lose something What have we lost? Have we lost money? Have we lost ground? Did we lose me? No? We have lost our status in the world, while we have elevated [Kim’s] status. "
" If that is how you value these things, then wonder that we have made no progress, "added Gutfeld. "If you continue to say that diplomacy causes a loss of status, why has diplomacy at all?"
Sir Juan Williams pointed out that Gutfeld, whether conscious or not, essentially referred to the exact comment Obama made during a democratic debate in 2008, suggesting he would meet with US opponents and cause the panel to jump out with laughter.
"I don't just want to meet with our friends but with our enemies, but with our enemies," Obama said at that time. "B because I remember what John F. Kennedy said we should never negotiate for fear, but we should never fear to negotiate."
Obama's remark came during the fitting of Fox News hosts and conservative commentators appearing on the network at that time.
"Couldn't trust Obama," Gutfeld said with a laugh.
Perino interjected: "The one you support, you trust the person with your message."  See the Fox News segment here: