The normally cordial conversation on Fox News Channel’s curvy couch took an ugly turn when the hosts snapped at each other.
Brian Kilmeade and Rachel Campos-Duffy got into a dust-up over the Ukraine-Russia war.
Campos-Duffy said the reason why Russia invaded Ukraine is because of the Biden administration. Her reasoning was based on the Monroe Doctrine from 1823 and was a perfect illustration of how foreign policy is viewed through the lens of a former reality television “star.”
The Monroe Doctrine was a United States foreign policy position that opposed European colonialism in the Western Hemisphere. It held that any intervention in the political affairs of the Americas by foreign powers was a potentially hostile act against the U.S. The doctrine was central to U.S. foreign policy for much of the 19th and early 20th centuries.
“We have a Monroe doctrine and I think we would be very concerned about this kind of action in our hemisphere,” Campos-Duffy said, adding, “I think he said keep it neutral. And in the end, probably Ukraine is going to lose more land because of this. Again, the main problem here as you see, and…”
Kilmeade interrupted with “Vladimir Putin.”
“Actually, the main problem is still China,” Campos Duffy shot back. “Now we have created a bigger block, China and Russia together. This is why our policymakers aren’t thinking long-term,” to which a neutral Steve Doocy offered “Right.”
“Provoking this war has brought our two enemies,” Duffy said.
“We did not provoke the war,” Kilmeade shot back. “They provoked war.”
“They had a red line,” Campos-Duffy explained, to which Kilmeade replied, “They can’t make a red line in other countries, Rachel.”Mediaite
Just a suggestion – but the producers might want to switch over to decaf in the Fox & Friends green room.
Watch the testy exchange below.