Trump-Endorsed Candidate ‘Appalled’ When Fox News Host Mentions Drag Queen Story

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Kari Lake, the Trump-endorsed applicant for Arizona governor, was considerably from joyful on Monday when Fox News anchor Bret Baier questioned her about a report that connected her to drag queens.

The interview, which was pretty tame on Baier’s conclusion, began with Lake falsely saying that the 2020 election was “fraudulent” and that President Joe Biden is “illegitimate.” Baier responded by participating in a tape of Arizona Residence Speaker Rusty Bowers testifying just before the Home Jan. 6 committee very last week that the election was not “rigged,” as she believed.

“He is a Republican,” Baier said. “He is a Trump supporter. And that is what he said.”

“He is a RINO,” Lake replied. “And he hopefully will be defeated. He is an absolute RINO.”

“I understand what you are saying,” Baier explained later. “But there have been, as you know, more than 70 court situations the place there was not proof and there was not any condition legislature or governor that unsuccessful to certify an election, which includes your possess Republican Doug Ducey.”

Just after Lake insisted that “we now have evidence” that the election was somehow fraudulent, Baier moved on to a story from very last week in which Phoenix-based mostly drag queen Rick Stevens claimed that Lake normally went to a club where by he executed. Lake, he also claimed, employed him to execute at her household for her birthday.

“She’s pals with drag queens,” wrote Stevens, who presented photographs to Arizona Central as proof. “She’s experienced her child in entrance of a drag queen. I have finished drag in her household for her good friends and family members. She’s not threatened by them. She would appear to displays continuously. To make me be the bogeyman for political gain, it was just far too a lot.”

Baier asked if Lake would like to reply to the story.

“I truly do care to address that,” Lake reported. “But I’m genuinely stunned. I’m really appalled that Fox Information would choose a defamatory story like that—and we are pursuing lawful motion from this drag queen—I’m appalled that you would convey that up when you have not talked about our stolen election.”

“We just expended 3 issues speaking about this,” Baier shot back.

“I’m actually let down in Fox,” Lake stated afterwards. “I considered you were being a minimal superior than CNN.”

Referring to Baier’s concerns about the drag queen story, Lake included, “I consider you do want to request them, but you do not want to check with about 2,000 Mules.” (2,000 Mules is the title of a film by far-suitable conspiracy theorist Dinesh D’Souza alleging the election was marred by common fraud.)

Prior to Baier concluded the interview, Lake experienced 1 far more complaint: that when the Fox anchor spoke with her primary opponent, Karrin Taylor Robson, final 7 days, he “didn’t request her any tricky thoughts.” (Baier denied this.) In that job interview, Robson also falsely claimed that the 2020 election was “not truthful at all.”

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