Markay on Obama: ‘He Seems Incapable of Thinking There Might Be Legitimate Criticisms of His Policies’

• December 22, 2016 2:09 pm


Washington Free Beacon reporter Lachlan Markay appeared Thursday on Fox Business to discuss President Obama criticizing Fox News and conservative media for "vilifying" him throughout his tenure in the White House.

Obama told The Atlantic magazine in multiple recent interviews that "Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, the whole conservative-media ecosystem" attacked him once he entered office, negatively affecting how white voters in the country view him.

Fox Business host Neil Cavuto asked Markay for his thoughts on Obama's comments.

"You know, the president, and it's been the case since he took office really, he just seems constitutionally incapable of thinking that there might be legitimate criticisms about his policies or his message," Markay said. "You know, it has to be that someone is misinformed or they're bought and paid for, or there is some reason that their criticism of his policies is not legitimate."

Markay said that the president's unwillingness to recognize why Americans may not like Obamacare or some of his other policies shows the disconnect between Washington, D.C. and other parts of the country, which he argued hurt the Democratic Party in the 2016 election.

Cavuto continued on Markay's point.

"I don't think Fox printed out those premiums that were going up by double digits. I don't think it was Fox that was responsible for the cost of an MRI going up by fifty percent," he said.

Markay wrapped up the interview by explaining how Democrats will not be able to regroup after their poor showing in 2016 unless they can acknowledge and address criticism against them.

"I do think being able to accept criticism, to acknowledge when either you've made mistakes or you haven't communicated your message well or adequately, yeah, like you say, its a prerequisite to sort of moving forward, honing your message, honing your policies so that maybe they address some of these criticisms that people are raising," he said.

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