Fox News host Greg Gutfeld unloaded on former Vice President Al Gore on Monday, revealing the one thing he said really made him want to punch Gore in the face.
Gutfeld joined his cohosts on the network’s popular afternoon panel sho “The Five,” and the conversation turned to Gore’s recent comments comparing climate change deniers to the widely-panned Uvalde police officers who failed to confront the gunman at Robb Elementary School for over an hour.
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Cohost Katie Pavlich began with a comment about a recent CNN opinion piece suggesting that Americans should consider helping to save the planet by ditching their air conditioners.
“I don’t think we will be trying that with temperatures reaching 100 degrees, but it is Al Gore who is sucking the most oxygen with this most ridiculous comparison,” Pavlich said, pivoting to a clip of Gore.
“The climate deniers are really, in some ways, similar to all of those almost 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas, who were waiting outside an unlocked door while the children were being massacred. They heard the screams. They heard the gunshots. Nobody stepped forward,” Gore said during a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
Pavlich turned to Gutfeld for his response to the clip.
“Maybe all those massages he got went to his head,” Gutfeld quipped, prompting laughter from around the table..
“He is so profoundly disgusting and not just for what he just said, but just for … if you … the original offense is mapping climate denier off Holocaust denier,” Gutfeld continued. “So already, when they started doing this business a couple of years ago, they were comparing skeptics — not — skeptics to Nazis. So comparing them to the police who were not able to save those kids, that’s actually a step up.”
“So it’s like — every time he says the holocaust denier, I want to punch him in the face. Because it is so deeply offensive. Because we know what he is doing. We know the undercurrent, what he is trying to do, is he is trying to link you to Holocaust denial. He is the scummiest thing,” Gutfeld concluded.