Brit Hume is coming to the president’s defense… big time.
Hume, who is famously known as one of the most level-headed, reasonable, and fact-based contributors on Fox News, uncharacteristically used an expletive to strike at NBC.
An NBC reporter, Peter Alexander, asked President Trump if he was giving Americans a “false sense of hope” by focusing on the positive advancements made in the fight against COVID-19.
Hume took to Twitter and called it a “bullsh*t gotcha question.”
See Hume’s epic response below:
It's important to note that Hume stated that he believed the president could have responded in a better fashion.
President Trump called it a "nasty" question by NBC's Alexander.
"What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?"
"I say that you're a terrible reporter, that's what I say," Trump shot back. "I think that's a very nasty question and I think that it's a very bad signal that you're putting out to the American people.
Alexander's question came after he accused the president of creating a "false" sense of hope, which is part of the reason Hume called it a nasty question.
The Blaze has more on Hume's comments:
Hume resorted to uncharacteristically using expletives to express his displeasure.
"Legitimate question my a**. It was the kind of bullsh*t gotcha question which hack WH reporters have been asking for decades.
Hume went on to add that the president could have responded in a much better fashion.
"But instead of going off on the reporter," added Hume, "Trump should have said the whole briefing in all its particulars was a message to people who are scared."
He was responding to criticism from David French of The Dispatch, who called the question a legitimate one, and called Trump's response "inexcusable."
Trump was elected for his ability to speak straight to the American people.
The fake news media have a preference for filtering out conservative viewpoints and opinions.
Thanks to Twitter and other social media platforms, Trump is able to speak straight to the people and get his message to them without the media's filter.
See Trump's clash where he called NBC's Alexander a "terrible reporter" below:
Why did Brit Hume uncharacteristically use an expletive to rip into Alexander?
After his clash with the president, Alexander was invited onto various news programs to give his opinion on the encournter.
Alexander claimed that he was giving Trump a "softball" question.
But because of his decades of experience under his belt, Hume knew that this was nothing more than a typical fake news gotcha question.
The Hill has more on Alexander's attempt to play off his "nasty" question:
Alexander contended in several interviews on MSNBC after the briefing that he was only presenting the president with "a softball" to calm a scared nation.
"I was trying to provide the president an opportunity to reassure the millions of Americans, members of my own family ... and plenty of people sitting at home right now," Alexander, who has clashed with the president during press briefings in the past, said. "This was his opportunity to do that, to provide a sort of positive or uplifting message."
Later in the afternoon, Alexander used a baseball analogy to describe his question.
"We call it a softball," he said.
Daily press briefings have returned in recent weeks as Trump and other officials have met with reporters to discuss the response to the coronavirus.
Before this past month, the last White House press briefing was March 11, 2019, and was held by then-press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Brit Hume also responded directly to the claim that it was a "softball" question.
See his tweet below: