One Fox News contributor just made some unexpected statements about President Donald Trump. Referring to Trump as “my president,” Donna Brazile, a Democrat, called on him to “lead us” in this time of civil unrest.
Hearing a Democrat refer to President Trump as “my president” is not something that you hear very often — especially these days. But that is exactly what Brazile did during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” with host Ed Henry, the Daily Caller reported.
“He’s my president, Ed,” Brazile told Henry. “And it doesn’t matter who I voted for. He’s my president. Just like Barack Obama, George Bush, I can go all the way back to John F. Kennedy when I was born in the segregated south, he’s my president, and because he holds an office that we all hold in high esteem.”
Her comments came in response to a question from Henry about what Brazile would like to hear from President Trump given the current circumstances.
The current circumstances, of course, are the nationwide protests that are taking place in the wake of the death of George Floyd, the Minnesota man who died while being detained by police.
After stating that Trump was her president, Brazile stated what she would like to hear from the president at this time.
“Speak to our pain, speak to the promise that this country has for all of us, Mr. President,” Brazile said. “Don’t even focus on what the people who disregard you might be saying. I think at times, this president takes it all in the chest. Don’t take it in the chest, Mr. President.”
“Lead, lead us into this tomorrow that we were all promised, Mr. President, and disregard the noise,” Brazile continued. “Talk about the hope and the promise. Mr. President, you are bigger than this. Come to this moment with faith in our future, and I do believe he can speak to all of us.”
Brazile also said that she would like all political leaders to do the same: “Ed, whether you are a Democratic leader, Republican leader, we have to speak out and speak in ways that heal, that unify, that bring us together, and that’s how this ends. And remember, all of us — we all have a duty to check our own, our own consciousness during this moment.”
The Right Message
On Monday, President Trump addressed the nation in a speech from the Rose Garden, where he promised to get justice for Floyd and to restore the rule of law.
“We cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob,” Trump said. “The biggest victims of this rioting are peace-loving citizens in our poorest communities, and as their President, I will fight to keep them safe. I will fight to protect you. I am your President of law and order, and an ally of all peaceful protesters.” Watch:
My fellow Americans – My first and highest duty as President is to defend our great Country and the American People. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our Nation — and that is exactly what I will do… pic.twitter.com/pvFxxi9BTR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2020
It is unclear whether Brazile would have been happy with the president’s message. But, it sounded right to us.