Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeld tore into President Joe Biden and Democrats, as well as the left-leaning media, for making various statements and claims on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol Building.
He mostly responded to remarks made by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris at a staged Statuary Hall event, the latter of whom outrageously compared what happened a year ago to the deadly Pearl Harbor and 9-11 attacks, in which thousands of Americans were killed.
“And so, at this moment, we must decide: What kind of nation are we going to be? Are we going to be a nation that accepts political violence as a norm?” Biden said on Thursday. “Are we going to be a nation where we allow partisan election officials to overturn the legally expressed will of the people? Are we going to be a nation that lives not by the light of the truth but in the shadow of lies?
“We cannot allow ourselves to be that kind of nation. The way forward is to recognize the truth and to live by it,” he added.
Gutfeld proceeded to incinerate Biden over his comments.
“Well, this was the guy that was supposed to unite the country and we’ve pretty much seen what he’s turned out to be. He basically, what he did, was he scolded millions of Americans for what he believes was something very bad that they did. He is presuming their guilt. He is assuming they are guilty. That’s not what a president should do,” the co-host added.
“He just reversed the presumption of innocence, concluding that all of those people there were guilty, and he is doing it from the highest office in the land. This is exactly what he did with the border patrol agent. This is exactly what he did with Kyle Rittenhouse, there isn’t a citizen in America that he would not bash if it suited him politically without the actual facts, without the truth,” Gutfeld added, blasting the president.
The then said the country really needs “a triple vaccine dose of fair and balanced. Because we are being force-fed, brainwashed from a media in an orgy of self-congratulation.”
Gutfeld, who also hosts a successful late-night show of the same name on Fox News, continued, accusing Democrats and many in the left-leaning mainstream media of echoing similar talking points in trying to equate the Capitol riot to two of the most impactful events in modern American history.
“As usual, the Democrats are working in tandem with the media. How can you not see this coordinated effort, when you see everyone involved including the cast of Hamilton, for God’s sake?” Gutfeld railed.
“Why are we — probably the majority of Americans — letting anyone dictate a phony narrative under the guise of an anniversary unless it is about the anniversary of Ashli Babbitt’s murder because that’s more valuable than anything we listened to today?” he added.
“And it’s easy to commemorate one day, right, one day. Good luck commemorating the riots after George Floyd or the riots after Jacob Blake, or the riots after Trump was elected in 2016,” a disgusted Gutfeld continued.
“You’d have to commemorate every single day. You would run out of damn candles if you commemorated that stuff. But this is easy. This is easy. It’s one day. They are trying to turn it into Pearl Harbor. They are trying to turn it into 9/11, but you can’t commemorate their crimes, because then you will realize how little the media and the Democrats cared about your actual suffering during those riots,” he added angrily.
“So, they do this to place a target on the backs of their political enemies, the rubes. And they’re doing it as a coordinated effort and they want this thing to be permanent. Every year we are going to have to do that. I say no, F you,” he exclaimed.