Bret Baier Fox News Anchor Slams Trump, Says January 6 Hearings Made Him Look Horrific

Bret Baier Fox News Anchor Slams Trump, Says January 6 Hearings Made Him Look Horrific

Updated on July 26, 2022 10:36 AM by Andrew Koschiev

Trump Horrific Look

On Sunday, Fox News's Bret Baier said that the picture painted by the January 6 committee made former President Donald Trump look horrific.

Baier – The Network Chief Political Anchor

Baier, the network's Chief Political Anchor, "Media Buzz," talks in reaction to Thursday's session, which centered around 187 minutes of the Capitol riot, and Trump's actions and communications during that time, including remaining utterly silent as the violence unfolded.

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187 minutes Horrific Look

Baier has long been a critic of Trump, said: Laying out all these 187 minutes makes him look horrific; it does. The contrast between Trump's inaction and former Vice President Mike Pence's attempts to coordinate the administration, Baier said, was "very telling."

He said that hearing and seeing it in that chronological order can be very powerful.

Trump Supporters And members

Baier said that the hearings highlighting criticism by former Trump supporters and members of his administration, such as former Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger and former Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Matthews, were incredibly persuasive.

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Republican Voters View

All of these people who have been testifying at one point or another wanted Trump to win, Baier said. They wanted him to be a success. They served under his leadership.

Whether it changes the view of Republican voters is another matter, Baier said.

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Republican leaders Boycotted Committee

The charges are that it's just not balanced, he said, about the ongoing criticism that the hearings are one-sided. A congressional committee hearing is supposed to publicize already-established findings, and Republican leaders boycotted the Committee's involvement.

The Riot Mobilizing

Baier also called for more information on what Trump said about mobilizing the National Guard before the riot. If Trump had taken such action, Baier said, "It kind of squelches or downplays the thought that he wanted this insurrection."

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The Rupert Murdoch-Owned Network

The Washington Post, with access to some of those conversations, reported that Trump never ordered the troops. Baier's criticisms of Trump on the Rupert Murdoch-owned network are not unexpected, despite Fox's strongly conservative leanings.

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The Host Opinion!!

But they by no means reflect the network's mainstream view. Fox's most-watched opinion host, Tucker Carlson, invited former Trump strategist Steve Bannon onto his show on Friday just hours after Bannon had been found guilty of contempt of Congress for not appearing in the hearings.

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Bipartisan Committee

Bannon called for a "real" hearing, baselessly saying the bipartisan Committee currently gathered was presenting lies and misrepresentations. But last week's hearings prompted scathing editorials from two other Murdoch properties, The New York Post and The Wall Street Journal.

Trump's silence on January 6 is damning, said The New York Post's editorial board.

The Clear Condemnation Form

Some commentators saw two instances of clear condemnation from outlets that had been reluctant in the past as a sign that Murdoch was shifting further against Trump.

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