A news personality who has been a mainstay at Fox News had second thoughts about a Fourth of July tweet suggesting that Democrats don’t love their country. The AP reports that Brit Hume has deleted the tweet.
“Hume had referred to a Gallup poll that said 47 percent of Americans said they were ‘extremely proud’ to be Americans, the lowest percentage in the 18 years that the polling company has been asking that question. Among Democrats, 32 percent of poll respondents said this,” the AP reports. “In his since-deleted tweet, Hume had linked to an article about the poll in a conservative blog that was titled, ‘Why do Democrats hate America?’”
Hume reportedly wrote in the tweet: “Hate may be too strong a word but they sure don’t love it.”
The AP report adds: “Hume later wrote that some people thought that wasn’t a fair conclusion from the poll. ‘I agree and thus the deletion,’ he said.”
Hume was formerly with ABC News, then anchored evening newscast on Fox before stepping into an analyst’s role.