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Fox News host Brian Kilmeade subjected himself to the possible wrath of MAGA nation on Sunday when he said former President Donald Trump needed to “learn to lose” when it comes to the outcome of the 2020 election.
Appearing on Fox News’ Media Buzz, host Howie Kurtz noted that Trump is still very vocal about not losing the election and Kilmeade, who is pushing his new book, “The President and the Freedom Fighter” — which is about President Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass “and the battle to save America’s soul” — took issue with Trump continuing to focus on an election that’s now in the rearview mirror.
“I think that in life, you have to learn to lose. Hillary Clinton has to learn that. You know, Al Gore pretty much did learn that. Stacey Abrams didn’t learn that,” he said. “And if you did, in fact, get screwed out of this election, put together an A-team list of lawyers — not the ones we witnessed — and show us the districts and show us how.”
“I have not seen any of that,” Kilmeade continued. “And people would have been very receptive… if they showed proof of this.”
Trump filed dozens of lawsuits that failed to get any traction in the courts and hired 77-year-old Rudy Giuliani, whose better days are behind him, and suspect lawyers like Sidney Powell, who famously vowed to “release the Kraken” when it comes to election wrongdoing — the problem being that once you vow to release the Kraken, you have to follow through to retain any credibility, and Powell did not in fact release the Kraken.
“Now, it defies logic to think a president could win by 7 million votes who never left his basement, who couldn’t put together a clear speech, who never engaged in a challenging interview, who really struggled through every debate could actually win this election,” Kilmeade said, speaking of Biden. “But in the end, I think you’ve got to channel back to Andrew Jackson, the guy [Trump] also was compared to quite often — an outsider that defied logic, didn’t want to be an insider to Washington, hired his family.”
He went on to explain that when Jackson lost a controversial election despite winning the popular vote, he would cut a deal to become secretary of state, and then “goes and wins the next two elections and becomes more powerful.”
“In life, we have to learn to lose, Democrats and Republicans,” Kilmeade concluded.
Stressing that Trump is not helping himself or the country by relitigating the 2020 election, the Fox News host pointed to the GOP losing both Senate seats in Georgia and control of the upper chamber, which he called the “worst day in GOP history,” to say Trump “has defied everybody again.”
Talking note of the Jan. 6 protest, Kilmeade said “that hurt Donald Trump as much as anything since,” adding that as a result Democrats “think he’s sidelined.”
“But one year later he’s as powerful as ever despite being off social media and is the number one contender to have the nomination next time when it comes back,” he continued. “That’s why Joe Biden does his speech. That’s why he says he’s a defeated president, that he was defeated by a margin of over 7 million votes.”
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