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Newsmax host Greg Kelly said Biden’s dog Champ looks like it’s from “the junyard.” A guest on Kelly’s show said Champ appears “dirty and disheveled” and “unlike a presidential dog.” Their statements on Champ prompted a wave of criticism and mockery on Twitter. Visit the Business section of Insider for more tales.
Newsmax host Greg Kelly and a guest on his indicate on Friday proceeded after the appearance of President Joe Biden’s dog, Champ, inspiring a ripple of criticism and derision on Twitter.
Kelly said that Champ, a German Shepherd, looks like he’s “from the junkyard.”
“Did you consider the dog? I wanted to show you something I noticed. Doesn’t he seemed a little rough? I adore dogs, but this dog needs a bath and a combing and all kinds of love and care. I’ve never seen a puppy in the White House like this. I remember Buddy, I recollect Milly, I remember lots of dogs, but not a bird-dog who seems … I don’t know. I don’t know how much love and care he is getting. This bird-dog looks a lot like, I’m sorry, like it’s from the junkyard, ” Kelly said.
Kelly then turned to his guests, including presidential historian and Reagan biographer Craig Shirley, asking for their conceives on Biden’s canine.
Shirley said Champ seems “dirty and disheveled” and “unlike a presidential dog.”
The segment and Shirley’s remarks on Champ produced quite a stir on social media, with many questioning why Newsmax brought on historians to discuss the appearance of the president’s dog.
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Shirley and Newsmax did not immediately respond to separate requests for comment from Insider.
Though not nearly as well-known as Fox News in terms of right-wing news outlets, Newsmax developed in prominence among many republicans in 2020 as it amplified then-President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of mass voter fraud.
In December, as Newsmax faced potential legal action over false-hearted election claims it made oxygen to, the outlet issued a statement that said it had “no evidence” to support outlandish fraud claims against two voting-machine corporations .
Trump afforded one of his first post-presidency interviews to Newsmax this week, during which he repetition his false-hearted assertion that the 2020 election was “stolen” and “rigged.” Claims like this from Trump helped catalyze a fatal insurgency at the Capitol on January 6, which led to the former president’s second impeachment.
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