Fox News guest compares Hillary Clinton to "herpes that won't go away", network issues apology
The show's host appeared taken aback by Paulina's remarks and replied saying that the comment was not appropriate.
Fox News issued an apology on Thursday after a guest on their show compared former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to a sexually transmitted disease while speaking about her live on air on Thanksgiving Day.
Reports state that Turning Point USA Director of Hispanic Engagement, Anna Paulina, appeared on a panel on America'sNewsroom on Thursday and was discussing the Clinton email scandal with the show's host Rick Leventhal and political analyst Doug Schoen when the statement was made.
"I'm just amazed, that with everything going on in the world, we still have Hillary Clinton in the headlines," Leventhal said at one point during the segment, to which Paulina replied with: "She won't go away... she's like herpes." It was then when Paulina was abruptly taken off the air, reports state.
The show's host appeared taken aback by Paulina's remarks and replied with: "OK, that's news that we're breaking here... not appropriate." Leventhal reportedly also informed the viewers of the show that they would be wrapping up earlier than expected because the kind of remarks Paulina made was not expected. He also had to issue an apology to the viewers.
"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," Leventhal said.
Fox News host Arthel Neville also made a statement on Paulina's shocking comments and apologized to Clinton on air: "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."
"Fox News does not condone her sentiment," Neville added.
.@RickLeventhal : “I am just amazed that with everything going on in the world, we still have @HillaryClinton in the headlines.”@realannapaulina: “She won’t go away. She is like herpes.”— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 23, 2018
It got reaaaaaaal awkward after that 😂 😂 😂 pic.twitter.com/U8cqTkHsDK
Despite an apology issued by the television network, Paulina appears unfazed by her remarks and has not issued an apology till now.
The Turning Point USA Director of Hispanic Engagement instead took to Twitter to wish happy Thanksgiving to the "Democratic Socialists."
"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," she wrote.