In the montage that The Recount shared on Twitter Tuesday, Pete Hegseth shows off his jacket lined with an American flag during a dig at “fawning reporters” and “kale-eating celebrities.” America is “simply the awesomest” and “if you don’t love it, you can always leave it,” the Fox News personality declares.
Laura Ingraham, meanwhile, tries to mock infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci with a line about masks.
And prime time star Tucker Carlson asks: “How many other countries have like dog movies where everyone cries?” That prompts an attendee to shout: “We love our dogs, we don’t eat them.”
The 59-second clip ends with the audience chanting the anti-President Joe Biden phrase “Let’s Go Brandon.”
“It’s a miracle The Onion is still in business when this is real life,” commented one critic. Others thought it was a skit from “Saturday Night Live.” One declared it “beyond cringe.”