Fox Hosts Claim Media Is Eulogizing President Bush To Attack Donald Trump

Laura Ingraham also complained that the media "embraces a Republican in death, but [doesn't] treat them fairly in life".

Fox News hosts Laura Ingraham and Sean Hannity criticized some in the media for using the death of former President George H.W. Bush as a “moment to trash” President Donald Trump.

According to The Hill, Ingraham also complained that the media "embraces a Republican in death, but [doesn't] treat them fairly in life".

She specifically called out MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace and Mika Brzezinski.

"When a former president passes away, it's appropriate to celebrate his life, his achievements and to remind the public of his record and his legacy," Ingraham began in her opening monologue on Monday.

"Sadly, though, with the death of George H.W. Bush, some in the media and politicians from both parties are abusing this moment to trash, instead, the sitting president," she continued. "As the Bush motorcade was making its way to the capitol for the last time, MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, a former Bush aide herself, could not restrain herself."

Ingraham then cut to a clip of Wallace, who served as communications director under former President George W. Bush, said Trump had “debased” the office "in a way that's unimaginable for people who served the last president."

"I think what's lost in this moment is our reverence and our dependence and the way we need and rely upon the elegance and the traditions of the presidency," Wallace added off-camera while video of Bush's motorcade was heading to the capitol was shown.

Ingraham turned next to a clip of MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski:

"My prediction is that Trump fakes more respect for a family whose unprecedented history of public service has repeatedly belittled, then he goes back to making a mockery of the very office George Bush and this nation long revered," Brzezinski declared on Monday's "Morning Joe."

Ingraham questioned whether the two other women were “really honoring” Bush’s “legacy and his innate sense of decency and kindness” by making such statements about Trump.

The media "embraces a Republican in death, but don't treat them fairly in life," Ingraham concluded later in the segment.

Both Wallace and Brzezinski fired back at Ingraham via Twitter, accusing the Fox host of being Trump’s “panderer.”

"If describing reality is sniping then ok .. but I’m not sure where you think this is going except REALLY badly," Brzezinski wrote. "[Nicolle Wallace] is right on.. you are as usual serving as the president’s panderer. I’m not sure that ends well but hey good luck!"

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