Fox Host: Hong Kong Protesters See Trump Fighting For Them Like Rocky Balboa
After President Donald Trump tweeted an image of his head on Rocky Balboa’s body — a tweet met with immediate ridicule on social media — Fox News contributor Pete Hegseth had a different take: this is precisely how pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong see the president.
According to RawStory, Hegseth made his remarks on Fox & Friends, saying the protesters “are freedom-loving people who say China is a communist country that wants to crush us. There’s only one place on Earth that can support us, and that’s the United States.”
Indeed, Hong Kong protesters were seen holding printouts of the photoshopped image Trump tweeted during a “Thanksgiving Rally” they held after the president signed two bills supporting human rights in Hong Kong.
“These protesters are saying [Trump] is a fighter for freedom. This is our guy. This is who we stand with,” Hegseth said. “[Chinese leader] Xi Jinping, who he’s trying to make a deal with, but he is ultimately an autocrat, a dictator. He controls China. He wants to control the world. That’s the Chinese dream.”
He continued: “They look at a guy like Trump and they see Rocky Balboa. They see a fighter for freedom. Our press here might mock him for it but that’s how protesters see him waiving the flag, singing the anthem, holding up that photo. What is going on in Hong Kong is immensely important and when you think about Thanksgiving it makes us grateful to be in a country where we really do live free.”