Greg Gutfeld defends Elon Musk’s controversial Ukraine/Russia tweets: ‘Everybody is pro-war’

The suspected sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines further snowballed the probability of the Russian invasion of Ukraine becoming an all-out war and as cooler heads like SpaceX CEO Elon Musk got dragged for endeavoring to find a peaceful outcome, Fox News’s Greg Gutfeld came to the billionaire’s defense with a shot back at Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s trendy warmongering.

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Hashtag activism coupled with the progressives’ constant need for othering has led to the point where, as Gutfeld said on Monday’s edition of “The Five,” there is a “problem with the ‘p word,’ meaning peace. This was made abundantly clear when Musk, who himself had facilitated an estimated $80 million dollar loss for his company to aid Ukraine through deployment of his Starlink satellite system, had Zelenskyy and a Twitter mob come after him for suggesting the fighting could come to an end.

“Here’s the thing. I mean, it’s still the fog of war,” Gutfeld led off by acknowledging few people had a comprehensive understanding of what was actually transpiring in Ukraine. “Every time I hear something that says Russia is down and out, then you say, well, it’s only, we’re only talking about this amount of land. I do kind of get the feeling that Russia’s in trouble because the dueling banjos of propaganda have actually kind of gone away. That makes me think that maybe they’re in trouble. But I don’t understand the problem with the ‘p word.'”

“Every time you bring up the word peace, somebody thinks you’re saying, ‘Putin,’ and this is the thing that really is wrong about it. I have a problem that everybody is pro-war and it’s on the back burner,” he argued. “We’re not even really covering it anymore. We just pourin’ the money in and meanwhile, Elon Musk, you know, he tweets suggestions about seeking peace and who attacks him? Zelenskyy and other diplomats, right?”

As previously reported, Zelenskyy had posted a poll in response to Musk’s framing the billionaire’s talk of peace as a change in support from backing Ukraine’s defense to favoring Putin’s invasion. Likewise, Ukraine’s former ambassador to Germany Andrij Melynk tweeted, “F*ck off is my very diplomatic reply to you [Elon Musk].”

That was too far for Gutfeld who contended, “Look, you can’t…attack people who are paying for your war. Right? I understand it. It is your country and you were invaded. But look, we’re paying for it.”

“We can have an opinion here,” he went on agreeing with Musk’s conclusion. “And I do think that my fear has always been that the billions of dollars is extending the duration of the war without changing the outcome.”

“And I think what Katie [Pavlich] said is true, that we have to have a kind of a sober analysis of what…exit ramp you can give to Putin. Right? Even if it’s what they, what he already had,” Gutfeld added suggesting a concession was far better than further bloodshed.

“To pretend that all of us knew the names of these places two weeks ago, that’s phony,” he went on indicating the support for Ukraine was built more on the trendy way it was sold to the masses rather than any prior understanding of the ongoing tensions between the neighboring countries. “It’s like, oh, we, they annex these places, and we all have to look and figure out what they are. We don’t know what they are.”


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