Charlie Hurt, a Washington Times opinion editor, and Fox News contributor, appeared on a segment with noticeable bruises on his face and a whopping black eye that looks like he just got out of a UFC tournament.
His reasoning behind his appearance was a baffling one— a horse was apparently the perpetrator.
Yes, you read that correctly.
On Monday, Hurt appeared on Fox to speak on the CDC and school openings alongside Harold Ford Jr., a former Tennessee Congressman.
Before they spoke about United States news, Fox anchor and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino wanted to address the elephant in the room— Hurt’s eye (no pun intended!).
“Before you beat up on the White House or the CDC, what happened over the weekend to you?” Perino asked.
“It’s probably unwise to get into a headbutting contest with a horse, but I stayed on,” he responded.
“Well, you know what? I got to say, you’re a real cowboy,” Perino responded, seemingly believing Hurt’s explanation of getting into a headbutting contest with a horse.
Perino asked Hurt to tweet a photo of the horse that did this to him so they could see, and Hurt agreed to do it. However, it doesn’t necessarily prove that he and the horse got into a headbutting contest while he was on horseback.
As the conversation continued, Perino continues to joke, saying, “it kind of looks like I did when the shoe got thrown at the president in Bagdhad, and I got hit with the microphone.”
“See, @DanaPerino @BillHemmer horse wins head butting contest every time,” Hurt captioned the tweet about the horse.
Check out the picture of the horse.
Onlookers in the comments expressed how beautiful they thought the horse was while also giving him advice on the healing process.
Others in the comments poked fun of the situation
Just last week, Fox News’ Bret Baier spoke with Rep. Liz Cheney(R-WY), Cheney didn’t hesitate to blast the network for pushing the narrative that the presidential election of 2020 was stolen from former President Donald Trump.
“We all have an obligation, and I would say Fox News especially, especially Fox News, has a particular obligation to make sure people know the election wasn’t stolen,” Cheney responded directly to Baier.
With this additional odd moment for Fox News, check out the full clip of the full clip below of Charlie Hurt on Fox talking about the headbutting horse.