“Is this real?”
In the montage that The Recount shared on Twitter Tuesday, Pete Hegseth shows off his jacket lined with an American flag during a dig at “fawning reporters” and “kale-eating celebrities.” America is “simply the awesomest” and “if you don’t love it, you can always leave it,” the Fox News personality declares.
The Recount: We watch painful shit so you don’t have to™️ https://t.co/o7nwAk22Pe
— The Recount (@therecount) November 24, 2021
Laura Ingraham, meanwhile, tries to mock infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci with a line about masks.
And prime time star Tucker Carlson asks: “How many other countries have like dog movies where everyone cries?” That prompts an attendee to shout: “We love our dogs, we don’t eat them.”
The 59-second clip ends with the audience chanting the anti-President Joe Biden phrase “Let’s Go Brandon.”
“It’s a miracle The Onion is still in business when this is real life,” commented one critic. Others thought it was a skit from “Saturday Night Live.” One declared it “beyond cringe.”
this is so beyond cringe it was hard to get through https://t.co/WDD0OqQeXT
— george (@gtinari) November 23, 2021
I thought it was a SNL skit
— Benny the snitch (@Bennythesnitch) November 23, 2021
At first, I actually thought this video was from @TheOnion
— Laurie Bale (@Baleofaks) November 23, 2021
I thought this was an SNL skit for a second lol.
— elconnero (@elconnero) November 23, 2021
Is this….is this real?
— Taron Marchborn, House Joyner, 1st of my Name. (@taronjoyner) November 24, 2021
— Benjamin Slyngstad (@SlyngCartoons) November 24, 2021
Who won the "Racist of the Year" award? https://t.co/LN3FFik5Kk
— Double L must Rock The Bells (@LoveThePuck) November 23, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.