Brian Kilmeade: Trump Should Defend Himself by Throwing Proud Boys and Oath Keepers Under the Bus

During the 4 years of his presidency, Donald Trump frequently resisted criticizing the white supremacists who supported them. He famously called the Charlottesville groups, “very fine people.” And when Trump was asked to condemn the Proud Boys, he told them to “stand back and stand by.”

WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 12 Members of the Proud Boys gather in support of President Donald Trump and in protest the outcome of the 2020 presidential election near freedom plaza on December 12, 2020 in Washington, DC. Thousands of protesters who refuse to accept that President-elect Joe Biden won the election are rallying ahead of the electoral college vote to make Trump’s 306-to-232 loss official. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

But Brian Kilmeade says the upcoming impeachment trial is a good time for Trump to turn his back on the Proud Boys. In fact, the Fox hosts says, this is the perfect time to blame the insurrection on the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers.

Kilmeade told the Fox & Friends audience, “It’s going to be interesting to see if they’ll cleave groups like the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers and say, ‘Guys, they’ve been planning this for weeks, he was doing a rally and wanted their voices heard outside the Capitol building, not inside the Capitol building.”

The Fox host continued, “If you just look at the track record of — you may not like President Trump’s language and what he did after Nov. 3, but you could also say Donald Trump’s crowds are not rowdy. They don’t wreck things unless they’re attacked by BLM and Antifa, and that’s why maybe the Capitol police were not prepared because the Trump people did not have a track record of security issues.”

Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:

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