Fox News host Greg Gutfeld went off on former Vice President Al Gore during an episode of “The Five” on Monday, revealing the one thing he says that really makes him want to punch Gore in the face.
While speaking with his cohosts on the popular afternoon panel show, the discussion turned to Gore’s recent comments comparing those who deny climate change to the police officers in Uvalde, Texas who stood outside of the classroom for over an hour while a mass shooter murdered 19 children and two teachers.
Cohost Katie Pavlich began the segment by discussing a recent CNN opinion piece that suggested Americans should think about getting rid of their air conditioners to help save the planet.
“I don’t think we will be trying that with temperatures reaching 100 degrees, but it is Al Gore who is sucking the most oxygen with this most ridiculous comparison,” Pavlich said, introducing a clip of Gore speaking during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.
“The climate deniers are really, in some ways, similar to all of those almost 400 law enforcement officers in Uvalde, Texas, who were waiting outside an unlocked door while the children were being massacred. They heard the screams. They heard the gunshots. Nobody stepped forward,” Gore said.
After the clip, Pavlich turned to Gutfeld to get his response to the former vice president’s comments.
“Maybe all those massages he got went to his head,” Gutfeld quipped, likely referring to multiple allegations of sexual assault against Gore from massage therapists that surfaced back in 2010.
“He is so profoundly disgusting and not just for what he just said, but just for… the original offense is mapping climate denier off Holocaust denier,” he continued. “So already, when they started doing this business a couple of years ago, they were comparing skeptics — not — skeptics to Nazis.”
Gutfeld went on to point out that, compared to Gore’s choice to ‘map climate denier off Holocaust denier,’ comparing those who are skeptical of the climate change narrative to the Uvalde police is actually not nearly as awful.
“So, comparing them to the police who were not able to save those kids, that’s actually a step up,” he said.
“So it’s like — every time he says the holocaust denier, I want to punch him in the face. Because it is so deeply offensive. Because we know what he is doing. We know the undercurrent, what he is trying to do, is he is trying to link you to Holocaust denial. This is the scummiest thing,” Gutfeld concluded.
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