There were a number of different themes at the recent Republican National Convention. The party attempted to paint itself as welcoming to all races. The GOP also talked about healthcare, freedom of religion and cutting environmental regulations. But the overwhelming issue of the event seemed to be cancel culture.
The Republican party even invited people who had been “cancelled,” like Nicholas Sandmann and the St. Louis gun couple to speak at the event. Donald Trump, however, called for Fox reporter Jennifer Griffin to be fired for confirming a recent Atlantic story that painted him in a negative light. On Fox News Sunday, Bret Baier wondered if Trump is against cancel culture, why he is attempting to cancel a journalist for doing their job.
Baier, who has already come out in support of Griffin, posed the question to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. The Fox host asked, “The president also says he’s against the cancel culture. But do you think it’s right for him to call for the firing of a reporter who has unnamed sources who confirm parts of that story?”
Mnuchin responded, “Bret, I really don’t know anything about that. So, it’s just not something I can comment on.”
Baier pressed, “OK, well, he’s tweeted about it. And he says he wants a reporter who happens to work here at Fox fired.” Mnuchin again refused to answer, saying, “I’ve been busy on economic issues. On the military, I’ve always heard him to be 150% supportive. I’m just not aware of the issues that you’re talking about.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:Brte
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.