“Fox & Friends” lied about Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s comments from a successful Fox News town on May 19 (more video below).
“Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy accused Buttigieg of “going after our “Founding Fathers” because Buttigieg supported the Indiana Democratic Party’s decision to change the name of the traditional Jefferson-Jackson Dinner.
Buttigieg clearly explained his position at to town hall host Chris Wallace:
You would have thought I had proposed blowing up the Jefferson Memorial in D.C. Basically, I said that we’re rethinking how Democratic functions might name our event. Maybe we should name it for a person who’s living. Maybe we should name it after a person of color. I don’t know.
Fox News co-host Brian Kilmeade grossly distorted Buttigieg:
So what’s the danger of erasing our past? Slavery is abhorrent and inexcusable you can’t wrap your head around how these smart people can justify it — I get it. What’s the danger of taking Washington down, Jefferson down and diminishing Jackson?
Brian Kilmeade brought "a whole list of things that have been done to [Thomas] Jefferson statues and protests that're taking place for [Andrew] Jackson as well" pic.twitter.com/172677kU8u— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 20, 2019
Fox guest claims that "the way it was reported" prior to Buttigieg's town hall was that Mayor Pete "wanted to have Jefferson stricken from the history books," except Buttigieg's original verbatim comment was that "it's not like we're blotting him out of the history books." pic.twitter.com/ov9aw0u1ok— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 20, 2019
Buttigieg: It's not like we're blotting Thomas Jefferson out of the history books— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 20, 2019
Fox News Idiot: MAYOR PETE BUTTSTUFF WANTS TO CANCEL THE FOUNDERS FROM AMERICAN HISTORY pic.twitter.com/8aExTNET1Q
Brian Kilmeade asks (using more words) 'slavery was bad, but we have to love the founders, right?' His guest agrees, attacking "a narrative for this country that is based on shame" and claiming it's "ahistorical to ignore all the positive aspects of American history." pic.twitter.com/GD4Ep1CJWO— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) May 20, 2019
(Source: Fox News via Twitter)