After a day of damning public testimony by top Trump Administration officials who detailed President Trump’s efforts to coerce the president of Ukraine into digging up dirt on a political rival, Fox News hosts responded by attacking one of the witnesses for drinking too much water.
Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo led the charge during an appearance on the Ingraham Angle, mocking George Kent, a top State Department official to Ukraine, for bringing a large blue water bottle to the hearings.
“He drank a lot of water, Laura. I mean, fish are not this hydrated,” Arroyo said as footage of Mr Kent drinking water played.
“Look, he’s — he’s always taking slugs — look, throughout the hearing, he took slugs of this thing,” he added.
“What is this, is he on the treadmill? What is this with the water?” hosts Laura Ingraham replied.
Then, with a red circle drawn around the bottle, she continued: “Do you guys see that?”
Ingraham said she thought Kent’s bottle was an oxygen chamber while Arroyo called it a “water tower.”
“It’s amazing,” Arroyo said. “It was like a medical-sized water tower.”
“I thought he had an oxygen chamber or something,” Ingraham replied.
Arroyo went on to compare the supposedly phenomenal water bottle to a “water silo.”
They are literally attacking one of the impeachment witnesses for…….drinking water pic.twitter.com/vVSrCcVNcS
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) November 14, 2019
Ingraham used her opening monologue to call the first public hearings a “complete and utter disaster” for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and other Democrats seeking to remove Trump from office.
She also smeared the first two witnesses were “Deep State Department” witnesses.