Fox Lauds Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech: ‘She Really Flayed, Sliced & Diced’ Trump
Fox News hosts praised former first lady Michelle Obama’s virtual speech at the Democratic National Convention late Monday, with Chris Wallace stating that “she really flayed, sliced and diced Donald Trump,” according to Yahoo entertainment.
- The former first lady attacked the “chaos, division, and lack of empathy” of President Donald Trump and his administration. She also urged voters to vote for Joe Biden as “their lives depend on it.”
- “You’ve just got the sense that when you talk about authenticity, she has it in spades,” said Dana Perino, The Daily Briefing host. “She has that voice, she has clarity and she knows what she’s out there wanting to do. And she was trying to get everybody to really focus, and then she had a call to action: Ask for your ballot tonight. I think that the DNC, if they look over the course of the night, the first virtual convention of our history, I think they would say that Michelle Obama stuck the landing.”
- Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace declared that she “flayed” Trump. “Michelle Obama, as she said, doesn’t like politics and she said that this speech was her main contribution to the Biden campaign, it was a heck of a contribution,” said Wallace. “She really flayed, sliced and diced Donald Trump, talking about the chaos and confusion, and lack of empathy, especially coming from this president and this White House. And again, very practical. Not just, ‘This is what your feelings should be.’ But you gotta get out, you gotta vote, you gotta convince your neighbors to vote. This was a very effective speech.”
- Even Fox News political analyst Brit Hume, who previously accused Biden of “peddling ‘black grievance politics’” and questioned some of Obama’s statements as exaggerated or inaccurate, agreed that her speech was effective. “That’s what we expect in political rhetoric, that’s the way you do it,” said Hume. “So the question becomes, not the actual truthfulness of the case that’s made, but how effectively it’s delivered and whether the attacks are likely to have the effect on the electorate that she hopes for. I suspect, in this case, probably, it did.”
Trump attacked Fox News once again just a day before the speech and told viewers to look elsewhere for their news.
“Fox News has not changed,” said anchor Bret Baier. “We have covered both parties’ conventions from the beginning of this network, fully and fairly from all sides, and we will continue to.”