As violence and anti-police rhetoric ramps up across the country, President Obama is busy changing names of high mountains and learning outdoor survival skills, sparking outrage from some on the right.
During one of his famed monologues on Tuesday, Greg Gutfeld, co-host of “The Five” on Fox News, lashed out at Obama for prioritizing climate change and reality television over increasing violent crime across the country:
“In an act of wonderfully skewed priorities, President Obama will appear in a reality TV show in which he gets survival tips from Bear Grylls, in Alaska. Funny how far that is from the streets of Chicago – outposts in need of real survival training. Much like the streets of Baltimore, Milwaukee, New York, New Orleans, where citizens are ventilated daily.”
Gutfeld added that “Denali sounds like denial, as Obama turns his back on big city murder rates.”
He pointed out the “ocean of red” created by spiking crime in Milwaukee, St. Louis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Chicago, and New York City, as reported by the New York Times. You can find a chart showing those numbers below:
Then the Fox host delivered a haymaker:
“In eight months, that’s hundreds of extra bodies – many of them black. It’s quite a mountain, Mr. President, what shall we name it?”
Over the weekend, Obama announced that he would be changing the name of North America’s highest mountain, Mt. McKinley, back to its aboriginal name, Denali, all with the stroke of his pen. Then on Monday, it was announced that Obama would appear on an episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls” while on his trip to Alaska.
President Obama has spent the last several days in “the last frontier,” traveling across the state raising awareness for climate change. He is the first, sitting U.S. president to visit America’s arctic, according to the White House.