Brian Kilmeade of Fox News is, to be honest, a bit of a jerk. He enjoys a strong debate. Kilmeade clashes with his Fox and Friends co-hosts on occasion, making the whole thing look like Fox and Frenemies, but he rarely scores a knockdown during arguments, and it’s not uncommon for Steve Doocy to stand up to Kilmeade as a voice of reason. On Wednesday morning, during a segment about how young students have done amid ongoing school shutdowns and Zoom learning, the guy faced an unexpected foe, and some might say a telling one.
Kilmeade wasn’t gentle with his chosen foe in the end. In reality, he made it clear that he was retaliating against a sixth-grader. Mason Seder, a student from Philadelphia who has been distance learning for the duration of the pandemic, was one of three young guests who joined Kilmeade for a panel, and Seder didn’t hold back his praise for Biden’s cautious approach to reopening schools through Mediaite.
“I think we are very, very close getting back to school,” Mason calmly told Kilmeade. “And I think that the way that our new president is handling things is a very good way and we would not have gone to this if it were still the last president.”
Biden didn’t hesitate to tell Mason that he disagreed: “Really? That’s hard to believe. Because the last president was saying I want every kid back in school.”
Kilmeade’s politically motivated comeback didn’t seem to bother Mason.