He asked viewers to question why they hate Putin, despite him launching a “full-scale invasion” of the sovereign state.
Elsewhere on the channel’s morning news discussion program Fox and Friends, former President Trump’s daughter-in-law and regular Fox News contributor, Lara Trump said: “Well, I think we all know if Donald Trump were president, this would not have happened.”
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began, Griffin has been forced to challenge and debunk some of the misinformation and messaging from people appearing on the news channel while live on air.
Fox News' @JenGriffinFNC with a forceful fact-check after the previous guest, former Trump adviser Doug Macgregor, said the U.S. should "absolutely" let Putin take parts of Ukraine.\n\n"What he just said was so distorted that I do feel that our audience needs to know the truth"pic.twitter.com/WRxRHxS7qr
In one viral clip, Griffin said: “I feel like I need to correct some of the things that Colonel Doug Macgregor said and, I’m not sure that 10 minutes is enough time to do so, because there were so many distortions in what he just said.”
The Guardian reports Macgregor had claimed Putin had no intentions to invade other countries and he was “carrying through on something that he has been warning us about at least for the last 15 years”.
Macgregor also said the Ukrainians and Russians are “indistinguishable” and asserted that Putin should be able to take as much of Ukraine as he wants.
After his appearance, Griffin swiftly moved to question what he had said, saying he sounded like “an apologist for Putin”.
Griffin continued: “I don’t think anyone that I’ve spoken to here at the Pentagon or elsewhere in western intelligence believes they know how far Putin wants to go, and I think that the world has seen what Putin is capable of.”
In response to a clip on Twitter, one person wrote: “Glad she’s there, because their audience doesn’t get the truth from most of the others pontificating on that network.”
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