Donald Trump has recently had a number of issues with the Fox News channel and some of its anchors. One host who the President has always had the support of, though, is long-time anchor, Lou Dobbs.
Dobbs regularly protects the President and calls him out of his accomplishments. The host may have gone too far on Wednesday night when he said Trump has defeated ISIS. Dobbs was immediately countered by guest, General Jack Keane, who claimed the host was pushing a myth.
The host began the segment by saying to the General, “It’s time to understand. We have got to kill our enemies. And we must change the way we think about the cost in every sense of the world. This country, the cost not to seek victory, and to find a final resolution of every conflict. Victory. What we can claim now is victory over ISIS, over Al Qaeda to this point. The Talib…”
Dobbs was interrupted by his guest who said, “No we can’t.”
Dobbs then countered, “I said we can claim — I didn’t say it was true. And we could have claimed at one point victory over the Taliban. What we are watching now is an inversion of everything that we intended.” Keane replied, “You are chasing a myth.”
A flustered Dobbs asked, “I’m chasing which myth?” Keane responded, “A myth. The myth that we can have a conventional victory over these radical Islamist organizations which are absolutely ideological driven organizations.”
You can watch a clip of the exchange here, courtesy of Fox News: