Fox News analyst draws flak for saying Dems ‘sure don’t love’ America


Fox News analyst Brit Hume drew sharp backlash on social media Wednesday after saying members of the Democratic Party “don’t love” America.

Hume had shared a tweet on July 4 linking to a post on the conservative political blog Power Line titled, “Why do Democrats hate America?”

“Hate may be too strong a word but they sure don’t love it,” Hume wrote in response to the link on Twitter. 

{mosads}The remarks followed results from a recent Gallup poll, which found that a record number of Democratic voters feel less “freedom.” According to the poll, just 32 percent of Democrats say they are “extremely proud” to be American, down from the 43 percent who said the same in 2017.

The Fox News analyst drew backlash from several high-profile names on social media for the controversial post before deleting it later on Wednesday. 

A former staffer under former President George W. Bush, Matthew Dowd, condemned Hume’s post on Twitter.

“Come on brit. This is beneath you. Or it used to be,” he tweeted.

Veteran group VoteVets also took a jab at Hume, writing, “Brit Hume thinks Sen [Tammy] Duckworth, Max Cleland, Bob Kerrey, and other Dems who lost limbs in war don’t love their country?”

CNN’s Brian Stelter also criticized the tweet on Twitter.

“Geez, Brit Hume. Way to celebrate the 4th. Raise your hand if you think both Democrats and Republicans love America,” he wrote.

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