Conservative columnist and blogger Michelle Malkin told Fox News Wednesday night that President Barack Obama should listen to Syrian President Bashar Assad's “sound piece of advice.”
Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade referred to Assad’s Wednesday interview on Fox News saying the Syrian president “sounds like a professor slash eye doctor.”
Co-host Steve Doocy agreed, saying Assad “seemed like a smooth operator and he was also in control.”
“He seemed like he knows what he’s talking about, but you know he was lying to every question,” he added.
“You could have titled this episode ‘Liar, Liar, Liar’,” Malkin said.
In the interview with Dennis Kucinich, Assad denied that his regime was responsible for the sarin gas attack that killed hundreds of people in Damascus in August.
Malkin called the interview an opportunity for the American people to see how Assad is “clearly playing not only Obama, but the world.”
She did agree, however, with Assad’s message to Obama to follow the wishes of the American people not to attack Syria. She called that the “most comprehensible thing” Assad said during the interview.
“Of course, it’s what a lot of us have advised this president to do,” Malkin agreed. “Listen to the American people. Maybe it’s the one sound piece of advice that Obama will take.”
Malkin spoke out against the U.S. involvement in Syria. She called the President a “rodeo clown” for wanting a military strike on Fox News’ “Hannity” show on Sept. 12. She argued with pundit Juan Williams that not getting involved is not “isolationism” but rather “patriotism.”
“It’s called putting American interests first and not emboldening and empowering and enabling the people who threaten American children, American soldiers, American lives,” she said. “I mean the problem is that when you talk about vital American interests, there are a majority of Americans in this country who doubt the rodeo clown in the White House and his clown car of humanitarian intervention.”