Watch ‘Fox & Friends’ Try to Knock Down Beto O’Rourke: ‘As if It’s a Big Plus That He Reads Books’

 
 
 

Kilmeade Clearly Upset – That Beto Reads Books, and That Vanity Fair Mentioned It

Fox News tried to take down former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke Thursday morning, just after the Texas Democrat announced he is entering the race for the White House.

Vanity Fair published a lengthy, nearly 9000-word profile of O'Rourke this week, in advance of his expected announcement, and the "Fox & Friends" crew couldn't help but try to mock the 46 year old who came surprisingly close to unseating Senator Ted Cruz this past November.

But out of all that nearly 9000 words in the Vanity Fair profile, it was this sentence that appeared to really bother "Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade:

"A candidate of honesty and basic decency, à la Jimmy Carter, is in high demand among a lot of Democrats looking for optimal results in 2020, as is that sense of generational shift that powered Democratic campaigns dating back to John F. Kennedy (whose Profiles in Courage is in O’Rourke’s library)."

Kilmeade was clearly upset – that Beto reads books, and that Vanity Fair mentioned it.

"Vanity Fair has a huge article and feature on [Beto O’Rourke], it's almost as if they helped launch his campaign," Kilmeade says, as Media Matters reports.

"They also point out that he has this huge library. As if it's a big plus that he reads books. We would assume that. And he talks all the presidential libraries there, and the writer writes, there's always a sense that he belongs on that, as if a book of a president's going to be in there."

Watch:

Kilmeade, who is probably the most Trump-supporting "Fox & Friends" co-hosts, did manage to mention O'Rourke's "charisma."

As far as presidents and books, we know the current president has said he doesn't have time to read. President Barack Obama was a voracious reader, and even his predecessor, President George W. Bush, reportedly was an avid reader.

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