BEASTMODE: Neil Cavuto Calls Media Matters’ Oliver Willis a Schmuck

• September 29, 2015 5:02 pm


Fox News host Neil Cavuto ripped Media Matters research fellow Oliver Willis as a "schmuck" Tuesday after the blogger complained that Ann Romney "has another book coming out."

"Ann Romney has another book coming out. Has any candidate [sic] spouse who didn’t become FLOTUS ever write so many books?" Willis tweeted in July.

Cavuto asked Romney if she took what Willis said personally. Romney laughed it off and said that she did not.

"Now a lot of people came to your defense. I did, Janice Dean did. Many people did. Like, who is this schmuck?" Cavauto asked.

Romney’s new book released Tuesday details her struggles and triumphs with her very public battle with multiple sclerosis. When Romney was diagnosed in 1998, there were virtually no treatments or therapies for the neurological disease.

While going through her diagnosis, her husband, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, promised her they were in it together. Cavuto related to Mitt’s sentiments because he also suffers from MS.

"As long as it isn't fatal, we're fine. If you have to be in a wheelchair, I'll be right there to push it," Ann recalled of Mitt saying to her in her book.

Cavuto sits on the bipartisan board of the Ann Romney Center for Neurological Diseases at Brigham Young University. Later in the segment, Romney talked about the amazing work and breakthroughs that the center has been able to accomplish.