A Fox News personality known for his fealty to Donald Trump may have accidentally insulted the former president ― potentially even calling him “kinda stupid” over allegations he kept highly sensitive documents at Mar-a-Lago, possibly in violation of federal law.
“Let me ask you a question: If you’re gonna commit a crime, do you keep the video cameras in your home on, 24/7?” Mark Levin asked at the top of his monologue on Sunday night. “I don’t know, would you? Seems kinda stupid, doesn’t it?”
Levin didn’t stop there.
“Or would you do it in front of the Secret Service? I don’t know, that seems kinda stupid, doesn’t it?” he said. “Well, that’s what you’re expected to believe.”
Then, he launched into a favorite Fox News talking point: attacking Hillary Clinton, who he declared “should be getting 50 life consecutive sentences” if the allegations against Trump turn out to be true.
Levin ― who in 2019 declared there hadn’t been a “hint of scandal” during the Trump presidency to that point ― earlier this month called the search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago “the worst attack on this republic in modern history, period.”
Now, Levin’s apparent concession that the former president would be “kinda stupid” if the allegations turn out to be true has Trump critics mockingly agreeing with the Fox News host:
Hahahahaha. This is amazing. https://t.co/exgu2U1zHc
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) August 29, 2022
"Seems kind stupid" sums up the entire Trump era. https://t.co/2DXtjpdYiZ
— Heather Thomas (@HeatherThomasAF) August 29, 2022
— John Sipher (@john_sipher) August 29, 2022
So… you’re really basing your argument on the idea that Trump… isn’t…. stupid? https://t.co/T32hxqDrCk
— Jeff Cannata (@jeffcannata) August 29, 2022
This is not nearly the defense that this idiot thinks it is. https://t.co/GudOwHbEZV
— Bob Levine (@idguy) August 29, 2022
hear me out guys. if trump committed a crime, he’d have to be pretty fucking stupid https://t.co/UhEtAoB2xU
— Brendan Karet (@bad_takes) August 29, 2022
Does seem kind of stupid, doesn't it? https://t.co/IITOcWONyi
— Khashoggi’s Ghost 🇺🇦🌻 (@UROCKlive1) August 29, 2022
I've always said Trump is a dumb crook. Weird to hear the talking sinus infection agreeing with me (sort of). https://t.co/RVs4EVrsBK
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) August 29, 2022
Levin thinks Trump is stupid https://t.co/mC2sTRGp05
— Bradley P. Moss (@BradMossEsq) August 29, 2022
I don't think arguing that Trump would be stupid to commit the crime is the argument he thinks it is. https://t.co/P61w6gyDVv
— C-Bo the Eggman (@CBoTheEggman) August 29, 2022
Oh sweetie, you're so close. Give it a minute. https://t.co/m0xyqUznF9
— razelbeans (@RachelVeres) August 29, 2022
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.