President Donald Trump lost some support from his favorite news network Wednesday after appearing to answer “no” when a reporter asked if Russia is still targeting the United States.
After playing that clip on Fox News’ Outnumbered, co-host Melissa Francis seemed utterly baffled as she said that when the question was asked of Trump, “All he said was ‘no,’ which sounds insane.”
“It does sound insane,” agreed the panel show’s lone Democrat for the day, Jake Maccoby, a former speechwriter for Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch.
Meanwhile, moderator Harris Faulkner tried to downplay the whole incident, saying, “I don’t know that we caught in totality what the question was, but it did sound like the question was ‘Do you believe Russia?’ or ‘Is Russia still meddling?’”
As the Daily Beast notes, the question is clearly heard during the clip: “Is Russia still targeting the U.S., Mr. President?”
Co-host Jillian Mele had her own interesting take on the matter, possibly giving the president a bit much credit:
“You know how many times over the course of the last year and a half we’ve heard the president say, ‘I’m going to let other countries know what I’m doing, I’m not going to tell you my plan,’” she remarked. “Do you think, and again, just spitballing here, do you think that perhaps this could be part of his plan?”