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Dana Perino of the Fox News Channel, who served as one of the moderators for the second Republican presidential primary debate of the 2024 election cycle, recently moderated a session at the Clinton Global Initiative 2023 Meeting and even introduced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as "the amazing Secretary Hillary Clinton."
Perino, who served as White House press secretary during a portion of President George W. Bush's tenure, co-anchors "America's Newsroom" and cohosts "The Five" on the Fox News Channel.
Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton, served as a U.S. senator from New York and later as secretary of state during a portion of President Barack Obama's time in office. She was tapped as the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, but ultimately lost the election to Republican Donald Trump.
The session Perino hosted at the Clinton Global Initiative Meeting was titled "Journalism on the Frontlines: How protecting freedom of the press supports all human rights." The panel included Dow Jones CEO and Wall Street Journal publisher Almar Latour, Washington Post opinion writer Jason Rezaian, and Jodie Ginsberg, president of the Committee to Protect Journalists.
After moderating the panel, Perino introduced "the amazing Secretary Hillary Clinton," warmly shaking Clinton's hand once the Democratic figure walked on stage.
Jordan Schachtel highlighted the footage of Perino praising Clinton.
"Wow," BlazeTV host Steve Deace tweeted in response to Schachtel's post on X.
"Unbelievable," Liz Wheeler wrote. "Fox & the RNC don't want authentically conservative politicians. They want uniparty elitists. Gross."
During the GOP primary debate on Wednesday, Perino said to the candidates that if they all remain in the race, former President Donald Trump will clinch the GOP presidential nomination. "So, which one of you on stage tonight should be voted off the island?" she asked, instructing the candidates to write down their answer.
While some of the candidates appeared like they were going to follow Perino's instructions, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley asked Perino if she was serious, and then Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he would decline to do as Perino had instructed. Ultimately, none of the candidates opted to take part in the stunt.
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Alex Nitzberg is a staff writer for Blaze News.