Fox News analyst apologizes for comment slamming Dems
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Fox News analyst Brit Hume apologized on Wednesday after saying members of the Democratic Party “sure don’t love” America.

"I deleted an earlier tweet that said Democrats don’t love America. It was based on a Gallup poll that found only a minority of Dems now very proud of this country," Hume tweeted late Wednesday night. "A number of people said they think that’s not a fair conclusion from the poll. I agree and thus the deletion.”

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The analyst drew sharp backlash from social media users for sharing a tweet on Independence Day that said Democrats "sure don't love" America. In the tweet, Hume linked 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 the since-deleted tweet.  

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

Hume eventually deleted the tweet after several high-profile figures, including journalists and a former staffer in the George W. Bush administration slammed the analyst for the controversial post.