Half of Liberal 'Elites' Want Nuclear War Instead of Trump Succeeding with North Korea, Fox's Laura Ingraham Says

Half of liberal “elites” would rather the United States and North Korea have a “nuclear war” if it means President Donald Trump would “fail,” Fox News host Laura Ingraham said Monday night.

Ingraham, who has often chastised the left and mainstream media for its coverage of Trump, invoked recent comments by HBO host Bill Maher and his hope for an economic recession if it meant getting rid of the Republican commander in chief. She also noted actor Robert De Niro’s expletive-laden attack on Trump during the Tony Awards on Sunday.

“This is where they are. The elites on the left want this president to fail,” Ingraham said. “To hell with nuclear war. If you have to have nuclear war to get Trump to fail, I think half of them are OK with that. I’m not exaggerating.”

Ingraham did not expand further on her claim, but she did take to Twitter Tuesday morning to note the reactions of MSNBC hosts, interpreting their reactions to Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a shock.

“To listen to the @MSNBC panels and watch their faces this morning.... It’s just like election night all over again. They can’t believe he pulled it off. @realDonaldTrump,” she tweeted.

In fact MNSBC’s Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough took to Twitter to express that he did have “many concerns” about the so-called “Shotgun Summit,” but he also noted that he thought a handshake between the two leaders was “far preferable to them making war.”

“Six months ago, most military and foreign policy analysts were predicting a bloody war on the Korean Peninsula. Despite my many concerns about this 'Shotgun Summit,' Trump and Kim shaking hands is far preferable to them making war. Now to the hard part,” wrote Scarborough, who's been a prominent critic of Trump.

Scarborough also expressed a “sense of relief” on the air Tuesday morning.

Following their historic meeting in Singapore, Trump and Kim issued a communiqué that outlined what the two nations hope to accomplish. The four-point plan included “new U.S.-DPRK relations” as well as the North committing to “work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

“President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” the joint communiqué read in part.

Trump offered kind words about Kim throughout their public greetings and sit-down, describing the 34-year-old supreme leader as having a “great personality and very smart.”

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