Fox News Host Greg Gutfeld Pulls a 180 on Trump's 'Very Fine People' in Charlottesville, Now Calls It a 'Hoax' - 2020-08-28
Over the past month, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld has taken it upon himself to defend President Donald Trump's infamous 2017 remark that there were "very fine people" on both sides of the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville.
Reports that Trump said what he said on camera are merely a "hoax" that has been "debunked," Gutfeld has claimed. The long-time Fox News star hasn't always seen it this way. In fact, he was among the loudest voices condemning Trump's "both sides" moral equivocation after it happened.
Such a dramatic shift in opinion is perhaps illustrative of Gutfeld's years-long transition from an irreverent, comedy-adjacent Fox host to yet another one of the network's many on-air bootlickers in the Trump era.