Gutfeld calls Trump ‘MORE electable’ after ‘drama queen’ dems’ showtrial, colleague plays different card

The Jan. 6 hearings have been nothing more than a “show trial” by Democrats who have evidently shot themselves in the foot by making former President Donald Trump more “electable.”

This, according to Fox News host Greg Gutfeld, has created a scenario in which Trump’s adversaries have essentially ended up “exonerating” him and making him a more attractive candidate. Gutfeld’s liberal Fox News colleague Jessica Tarlov pushed back, however, contending that the former president was branded as “unfit” to run by newspapers owned by Fox founder Rupert Murdoch.

“The discontent is getting louder because Jan. 6th floundered, it ended up accidentally exonerating Trump,” Gutfeld said on “The Five” Monday as the Fox News panel discussed how Democrats are “stuck” with President Joe Biden whose presidency is like a bad movie.

“They showed no planned coup, no criminality, they had to move the goalposts into the parking lot,” the popular “Gutfeld!” host continued.

“Now it’s like, he took too long,” he continued, referring to Democrats’ focus on Trump’s 187 minutes of alleged inaction while the January 6 riot played out in 2021.

“Why is it that he seems more electable now? Is it because the public saw it was a show trial, and they didn’t sympathize? They actually sympathized with the other side and Congress, they saw them as drama queens?” Gutfeld asked.

“This is a teachable moment. Trump looks better than Biden after three weeks of nonstop political action prop, then that says something about your candidate. The guy is less popular than chronic halitosis, he stinks,” he added.

After co-host Jesse Watters pointed out how Biden has not had the highs and lows typical of presidents during their administrations, but rather just a descent into neverending low points, Tarlov chimed in to push back on Gutfeld’s take on Trump’s electability.

“A lot of points were made, I want to try to address them. First, on the Jan. 6 committee – not a show trial, we even had The Wall Street Journal and the New York Post saying that Trump was unelectable again, that it was dereliction of duty. He sat by and watched [the riot] for hours,” she began.

Both publications mentioned, owned by Murdoch’s News Corp, addressed the former president’s fitness – or lack thereof – for office in recent days.

“There is no other explanation, just as there is no defense, for his refusal to stop the violence,” the Post’s editorial board contended last week in reference to Trump’s alleged inaction on January 6.

“It’s up to the Justice Department to decide if this is a crime. But as a matter of principle, as a matter of character, Trump has proven himself unworthy to be this country’s chief executive again,” the editorial added.

Over at WSJ, the editorial board was equally critical, writing: “Mr. Trump took an oath to defend the Constitution, and he had a duty as Commander in Chief to protect the Capitol from a mob attacking it in his name. He refused. He didn’t call the military to send help. He didn’t call [then-Vice President Mike Pence] to check on the safety of his loyal VP. Instead he fed the mob’s anger and let the riot play out.”

Earlier in “The Five” segment, Gutfeld had compared Biden’s presidency to a “bad movie.”

“You know, if Biden – the mark of a good movie is you know it is a good movie in the first 10 minutes. The Biden presidency is like a bad movie, so you sit down and within 10 minutes you are going, like, oh, my God, this is not what we expected,” he told his cohosts.

“You can leave the movie, but unfortunately, you can’t leave this movie. You are stuck here but the more the Dems deny Biden, the more I say he should get four more years.”

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