Fox News anchor Bret Baier made a racist joke during the second presidential debate, calling the Republican Party “racist” for the remarks made by Trump and former GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump Jr. The comments were made during an interview with host Sean Hannity, who asked Baier if he believes the Republican presidential nominee should “put a black face” on his face.
“I think you should put a blackface on your face, and you should have your nose, your chin, your eyes, everything put on,” Baier said, adding, “You know, you look like a racist.”
Baier continued, saying, “It’s a disgusting thing to say, and I mean, I mean that in a good way.
But I just think you’re racist, and that you’re disloyal to your country.
And I’m not the only one.”
Fox News did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Baier then told Hannity, “Yeah, I think that’s what we’ve got here.”
The former host of Fox News’ Hannity and Colmes said in the interview that he and Trump had “got to get rid of these racist Republicans.
There’s so many of them in the GOP.”
Baiers remarks came after Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus called on the Republican party to be “dislikable.”
He called for the party to embrace “a sense of humor and a sense of grace” and said it was time to “get out of the room.”
“We’re not in a room with the KKK anymore, are we?”
“We are in a place with the Republicans, the Republicans in the White House, and the RNC.
And the way we’re going to do that is to get the word out and have a sense and a grace to let the country know that this is not acceptable.”
In an interview on Wednesday, Bannon, the former CEO of Breitbart News, said that Priebus and other GOP leaders should be held accountable for the “racism” of the GOP.
“You think that [the] Republican Party is racist?
You think they’re dislikable?
They’re disliking our country.
You want to run for president, you can’t just say whatever you want to say,” Bannon said.
Baiers comments came as Breitbart News ran a video of him on camera calling for Priebus to “face the music” after he resigned in July.
Bairstier told Hannity that he would like the GOP to have a “meaningful” relationship with the LGBT community.
“But at the same time, I want the Republican establishment to stop being dislikably racist and start being the party that they’re supposed to be,” Bairstar wrote in the Fox News op-ed.
Baie’s comments came days after Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made a similar comment about Priebus, saying that he had been “outspoken” and “outraged” about the RNC chair’s resignation.
Priebus said in a statement Wednesday that he was “deeply saddened” by the remarks.
“My views have never been equivocal, and my support for Mr. Trump is unwavering,” Priebus said, referring to Trump’s criticism of Priebus.
“Mr. Trump’s comments are reprehensible and do not reflect the Republican Platform, nor do they reflect the values of the Republican National Convention.”