Juan Williams multiple assertions that Greg Gutfeld, co-host of The Five, is “in the bunker” for President Trump, started a heated exchange Wednesday evening.
The panel had been analyzing the testimony of convicted criminal Michael Cohen during a hearing before the House Oversight Committee when things started going off the rails.
Gutfeld, seeking an opportunity for panelist Morgan Ortagus to join the conversation, cut into Williams analysis of the President’s strategy to kill negative stories about him.
As a result, Wiliams accused Gutfeld of being “so deep in the bunker” before he was cut off with, “Oh shut up, Juan!”
“I’m in nobody’s ‘bunker,” Gutfeld continued. “Enough with your ‘bunker’—! I’m trying to be polite to somebody on the panel, Juan — which you won’t do, which you won’t do!”
It appeared Williams didn’t take Gutfeld’s ‘enough with your bunker’ comment seriously, as he raised the notion once again in a follow-up segment involving Jesse Waters.
Waters dismissed Cohen’s testimony as lacking anything newsworthy, something with which Juan clearly didn’t agree.
“Again, you’re so blind, because you, like Greg, are deep in the bunker,” asserted Williams.
“You know, if you say that again, I’m going to throw you off the set,” Gutfeld countered.
Gutfeld went on to claim Williams was making the tired liberal media analogy that anybody who defends the President must be a terrible human being.
“You know what the bunker means?” Gutfeld asked, animatedly pointing at Juan from across the table. “What your intimating is that who is in the bunker? Adolf Hitler, correct?”
Williams denied that’s what he was trying to say. Admittedly, it seems a bit of a stretch to make that leap in logic. Williams appears to be referencing a longstanding saying which means someone is willing to fight alongside a friend.
This isn’t the first time the pair of ‘Five’ co-hosts have struggled to get through a segment in a civil manner towards each other.
In June, Williams defended actor Peter Fonda’s reprehensible tweet threatening President Trump’s son Barron with violence as simply being “poorly-worded.”
Gutfeld was surprised to hear Juan unwilling to join in with the consensus that Fonda was extremely out of line.
That same month, Williams claimed Greg had called Otto Warmbier a ‘lemming,’ to which the latter responded by calling him a ‘moron.’
“You say Kerry and others are lemmings,” asked Williams. “Is Otto Warmbier one of the lemmings? Did he just go away, go off the edge?”
“That makes no sense,” Gutfeld fired back. “I did not say that. That was so wrong, Juan. I did not call Warmbeir a lemming, you moron.”
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