‘Not appropriate’: Fox News issues apology after guest compares Hillary Clinton to HERPES and complains that she ‘won’t go away’
- Fox News was forced to apologize on Thanksgiving Day after a guest compared Hillary Clinton to an STD
- Turning Point USA Director of Hispanic Engagement, Anna Paulina, said Clinton is like ‘herpes’ and she ‘won’t go away’
- Paulina was abruptly taken off the air after she made the abrasive comments
- Fox News host Rick Leventhal called Paulina’s remarks inappropriate
- Fellow host Arthel Neville said the network ‘does not condone her sentiment’
Fox News was forced to apologize after a guest host compared Hillary Clinton to a blistering sexually transmitted disease while speaking live on air Thanksgiving Day.
Turning Point USA Director of Hispanic Engagement, Anna Paulina, appeared on the panel alongside political analyst Doug Schoen Thursday, when the two were discussing the Clinton email scandal with host Rick Leventhal and the comments were made.
Leventhal said during the segment: ‘I’m just amazed, that with everything going on in the world, we still have Hillary Clinton in the headlines.’
Paulina replied: ‘She won’t go away… she’s like herpes,’ before she was abruptly taken off the air.
Turning Point USA Director of Hispanic Engagement Anna Paulina (pictured) said Clinton is like ‘herpes’ and ‘won’t go away’
Paulina was abruptly taken off the air Thursday after she made the abrasive remarks
Paulina appeared on the panel Thursday alongside political analyst Doug Schoen (right). The two were speaking with Fox News host Rick Leventhal (center)
Leventhal appeared stunned by the remark, and replied: OK, that’s news that we’re breaking here… not appropriate.’
He then informed viewers that the segment would be wrapped up earlier than anticipated due to the unexpected language.
‘We are going to wrap this segment a little bit early because of the language that was used in the segment, and we apologize to our viewers for that,’ he said.
Fox News host Arthel Neville also condemned Paulina’s comments.
She said: ‘We want to reiterate that we do not condone the language that Anna Paulina just displayed here, and we apologize to Secretary Clinton for that.’
The trio was discussing the Clinton email scandal live on the air at the time
Neville added: ‘Fox News does not condone her sentiment.’
Paulina has not formally issued an apology.
She wrote on her Twitter page this week ahead of the holiday: ‘A very happy early Thanksgiving Day to all the Democratic Socialists in the United States.
‘May your table be filled with food brought to you by a capitalist government. If we were socialists, you would be eating government issued spam.’
Fox News host Arthel Neville (pictured) also said: ‘Fox News does not condone her sentiment’