Newsmax host Greg Kelly and a guest on his show on Friday went after the appearance of President Joe Biden’s dog, Champ, prompting a wave of criticism and ridicule on Twitter.
Far-right pro-Trump news network Newsmax caught the ire of dog lovers everywhere after one of its hosts launched a deranged attack on Joe Biden’s senior dog Champ.
“Did you see the dog?” host Greg Kelly said in the truly bizarre clip, which has since gone viral. “Doesn’t he look a little… a little rough? I love dogs but this dog needs a bath and a comb and all kinds of love and care. I’ve never seen a dog in the White House like this.” He appeared to be referring to Biden’s dog Champ, a 12-year-old German Shepherd who is often joined by Joe and Jill Biden’s younger rescue dog, Major.
“I remember Buddy I remember Millie, I remember lots of dogs, but not a dog who seems… I don’t know. I don’t know how much love and care he is getting,” Kelly continued, comparing Champ to Bill Clinton’s retriever Buddy, and George H.W. Bush’s English springer spaniel Millie. Kelly was joined by Ronald Reagan biographer Craig Shirley, who called Champ “very dirty and disheveled, and very unlike a presidential dog like Millie or Victory, or any other dog that I’ve seen in the White House.”
Newsmax guest attacks Biden's dogs for being dirty and "unlike a presidential dog" pic.twitter.com/6yitOlM765
— aliciasadowski (@aliciasadowski6) February 20, 2021
While there’s plenty to criticize Joe Biden over, perhaps over his failure to meet Democrats’ call to cancel up to $50k in student debt for instance, but targeting his dog seems particularly deranged. Understandably so, the clip has caught a lot of attention on social media, with some criticizing Newsmax and others simply laughing at the absurdity of an attack campaign on the senior dog.
Check out reactions to the truly desperate attempt to criticize Biden below.
Ted Cruz left his dog in a freezing cold, empty house. Newsmax is attacking Biden's 13 y.o. German Shepherd for looking too old and sheperd-y.
You can always tell if someone is a shitty person based on how they treat animals. What sad, tiny little men they are.
— Stella Blue??? (@appleaday14) February 20, 2021
The dog on the right is Champ, the happy 12 year old German Shepard of the first couple. They ?? him.
The dog on the left is Greg Kelly, the hateful 52 year old Newsmax anchor who has nothing better to do than bully Champ.
Makes you wonder, does anyone love Greg Kelly? ? pic.twitter.com/QdbT0VvT2O
— Christopher ?? Proud Dem (@cwebbonline) February 20, 2021
You know you’re doing alright when the best the other side can do is trash talk your pets. https://t.co/VN6fvloQ3U
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) February 20, 2021
President Biden has given the right wing nothing to complain about so they have decided to sink to a new low.
Picking on his dog Champ.
It takes a dirty dog to know a dirty dog Greg Kelly.
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) February 20, 2021
Newsmax’s Greg Kelly is pretending to be concerned about the Biden’s dog. I don’t recall them making any statements when these filthy creatures were roaming the WH. Can’t wait until you’re sued out of existence. pic.twitter.com/5FmrCh9vDu
— Hoodlum ?? (@NotHoodlum) February 20, 2021
Don't vote for anyone you wouldn't trust with your dog.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 19, 2021
Not sure Greg Kelly is the one to talk about someone looking a little rough.