A segment on Fox News’ “The Five” became heated when Greg Gutfeld said he would throw Juan Williams off the set for saying Gutfeld was “in the bunker” for President Donald Trump.
The disagreement between Gutfeld and Williams happened during a Feb. 27, 2019, segment about former Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s testimony before Congress.
Early in the segment, Gutfeld was frustrated that Williams, a left-wing panelist on the show, wasn’t giving others enough time to speak.
“Gosh, you guys ever going to let me finish,” Williams said.
“No, because you’re always finishing,” Gutfeld replied. “There’s somebody sitting there who hasn’t said a damn word.”
“You are so deep in the bunker, and you –,” Williams said before Gutfeld cut him off.
“Oh shut up, Juan, I’m in nobody’s bunker,” Gutfeld said. “Enough with your bunker. … I’m trying to be polite to somebody on the panel, Juan, which you won’t do.”
A few minutes later, after panelist Jesse Watters brought up the good point that Cohen said he had no proof for the Russian collusion claims, Williams also accused him of being “in the bunker.”
“You know, if you say that again, I’m gonna throw you off the set,” Gutfeld said.
The other panelists, unsure if Gutfeld was joking, laughed nervously.
“You know what the bunker means? What you’re intimating is … Who is in the bunker? Adolf Hitler, correct?” Gutfeld said.
Williams denied the “bunker” comment was a reference to Hitler — and, to be honest, it’s hard to blame him. What else was he going to do? But on the other hand, what else could “in the bunker” possibly refer to other than the Füherbunker, the air raid shelter where Adolf Hitler spent the last 100 days of World War II before committing suicide there on April 29, 1945.
Gutfeld is usually calm and collected on “The Five,” so this fiery show was rare.
His anger is shared by many people who are tired of being called “Nazi” or “Hitler” when they express support for our president.
Gutfeld shouldn’t have said he’d throw Williams off the set, but it’s hard to blame him when he believed Williams was comparing him to just about the most despicable historical figure imaginable.
When someone as laid-back as Gutfeld is angry about the left’s baseless accusations, you can be sure that everyday Americans are livid over the ugly name-calling.
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