Fox News host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery sharply criticized celebrities and Hollywood insider for publicly lashing out at Donald Trump and his supporters.
Will Smith recently went to Dubai to promote his latest film when he said it was “embarrassing as it is as an American” to hear a presidential nominee propose a ban on Muslims, but at least this lets Americans “know who people are and now we get to cleanse it out of our country.”
“At its core, discrimination is the result of fear,” Smith observed. “Those who think Americans scare easily — enough to abandon our country’s ideals in exchange for a false sense of security — underestimate our resolve. To them we say only this: Not here, not ever.”
Fox host Gillian Turner supported Will Smith’s right to say what’s on his mind, but Montgomery claimed that the Hollywood star had something more nefarious in mind when he threw out the word “cleanse.”
“Don’t say that you’re going to purge or cleanse the country,” Montgomery said. “For people who have left other places on Earth, certain ethnicities have been purged and cleansed, or people who disagree with those in power have been purged and cleansed. It’s kind of a dangerous thing to say.”
“They’re talking about how Trump isn’t tolerant and they’re being intolerant of people who support him,” co-host Melissa Francis insisted. “I think it’s absolutely true, if you’re in Hollywood, you can not-not-not raise your hand for anything right of far left or you’re definitely going to get retribution.”