“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade got taken to school by a sixth-grader from Philadelphia during an interview with three students about schools reopening after having been closed down last year due to the COVID pandemic.

Kilmeade was speaking with three students, and he began with Mason Seder of Philadelphia, who said his teachers were doing “a great job,” but admitted “its not what it could be if you’re in person.”

The Fox host then turned to Lilly Rauzon, an eighth-grader, making it sound as if it was her fault that schools were still closed in the Golden State:

“Your numbers are the lowest in the country. You should be back in school right now. The danger’s infinitesimal.”

Eventually, Rauzon remarked:

“I probably haven’t been learning anything since March 13th, 2020.”


“Don’t blame yourself. Blame your politicians and your unions.”

Returning to Seder, Kilmeade asked what the boy missed most about not being in classes, to which the young man replied:

“I miss, most obviously, seeing my friends and all the after school activities that I have done. I think we are very, very close getting back to school. And I think that the way that our new president is handling things is a very good way and we would not have gone to this if it were still the last president.”

Clearly taken aback, Kilmeade could only retort:

“Really? That’s hard to believe because the last president was saying I want every kid back in school.”


Let’s consider some of the other things the last president was saying in response to the mounting death toll from COVID while he was still in office, courtesy of the Washington Post:

  • On whether he was worried about a pandemic: “No, we’re not at all. And we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China.”
  • “I think the virus is going to be — it’s going to be fine.”
  • “I think it’s going to work out fine. I think when we get into April, in the warmer weather, that has a very negative effect on that and that type of a virus. So let’s see what happens, but I think it’s going to work out fine.”
  • “Because of all we’ve done, the risk to the American people remains very low. … When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero. That’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”
  • “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

So yeah, let’s cite Donald Trump as being an expert and knowing when it’s safe to send our children back to school. If he’d been reelected, we’d be completely screwed and the COVID death toll would over a million right now.

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