Fox News Must Apologize to First Lady for ‘Trash’ Talk Over Afghan Crisis, Press Sec Says

The Fox News network and weekend host Rachel Campos-Duffy need to issue an apology to first lady Jill Biden after the news personality accused Biden of having “failed” the US by allowing her husband to run for president, the first lady’s press secretary said Monday.

Michael LaRosa, who serves as the White House press secretary for Biden, took the news network to task on Twitter and referred to Campos-Duffy’s remarks as being “disgusting” and only worth being thrown in the trash.

“This is disgusting,” LaRosa

wrote

about the network and contributor’s on-air remarks. “@RCamposDuffy and @FoxNews know better. They can do better and their viewers deserve better.”

“I hope they’ll

apologize

to the First Lady and leave this kind of talk in the [trash] where it belongs,” he added, using the trash can emoji.

The controversial remarks spoken by Campos Duffy came during the end of the weekend “Fox & Friends” segment, when the trio of contributors were discussing US President Joe Biden’s falling poll figures in light of the chaotic pullout from Afghanistan.


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A man pulls a girl to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021.

At the time, Campos-Duffy was specifically questioning who was “responsible” for putting the “incompetent” and “mentally frail” American president in office. She initially laid some blame on the media, former national security adviser Susan Rice, and former US President Barack Obama, before going in for the first lady.

“I’m sorry, as a political spouse, I can’t help but look at Jill Biden,” Campos-Duffy

said

, noting her marriage to former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), who also happens to be an avid backer of the Trump administration.

“No one knew better his state of mind than Jill – Dr. Jill Biden. And if you ask me, the most patriotic thing Jill Biden could have done was tell her husband –  to love her husband – and not let him run in this mental state that he’s in.”

“I think

she failed the country

, as well,” Campos-Duffy added, further bolstering her stance.

While the commander-in-chief’s decision to continue with the US withdrawal in Afghanistan has ruffled feathers among many lawmakers on the political spectrum, Campos-Duffy’s stood out from the majority on account of her decision to lay blame on the first lady.

In fact, many netizens quickly moved in to blast the Fox News host, and offer their own take on the shock factor of Campos-Duffy’s remarks.

​Some even took a shot at Campos-Duffy’s reality TV stint on MTV.

Campos-Duffy has yet to address the growing backlash over her weekend remarks.