Need proof that Donald Trump apologists will come up with any crazy excuse to defend the President’s rude, crude and insulting tweets?
One Fox News commentator claimed that when the president called former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman “that dog” on Twitter, it was meant to be a compliment.
The panel was discussing all the attacks presenters made against the president during the broadcast.
Although some panelists argued that criticizing the president was disrespectful, one of the guests, commentator Marie Harf, said that demanding Trump be treated with respect was hypocritical considering his behavior on social media.
“Look, Donald Trump says incredibly offensive things on Twitter,” she said. “Suddenly we want standards for everybody else, but not the president, who calls women dogs and says terrible things about people?”
“I really think ‘dog’ is a compliment. If you called me ‘my dawg’ ... ” Hurt said. Host Eric Shawn responded, “That’s not a compliment, Charlie.”
HuffPost reached out to Hurt, who did not immediately respond. You can see the exchange below.
Twitter users were not surprised at this rather idiotic defense of Trump.