Gutfeld: Bag of Chips Matters More Than Afghanistan Deaths, Defends SOTU Heckler

Greg Gutfeld Defends Biden’s SOTU Heckler: ‘Amount of Potato Chips in Your Bag Is More Important Than Deaths in Afghanistan’ | Video

Greg Gutfeld and his colleagues on “The Five” offered praise for the Gold Star father who voiced his discontent with President Joe Biden during Thursday night’s State of the Union address.

Identified by U.S. Capitol Police as 51-year-old Steven K. Nikoui, the father lost his son Marine lance corporal Kareem Nikoui, to a suicide bomber outside the gates of Kabul’s airport during America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021.

Nikoui, a guest of Florida Rep. Brian Mast, was heard shouting, “Abbey Gate, Abbey Gate,” referring to the entrance of Hamid Karzai International Airport, where a bomb blast claimed the lives of 13 U.S. service members and around 170 Afghans.

Jeanine Pirro kicked off Friday’s segment by remarking, “In one of the most startling moments, a Gold Star dad was arrested for heckling Joe Biden, reminding the president of his shameful exit from Afghanistan.”

Responding to the incident, Gutfeld commented, “Well, you have to understand there are priorities judged when you’re doing a speech, and the amount of potato chips in your bag is way more important than the deaths that occurred in Afghanistan, according to this administration.”

He referred to Biden’s earlier remarks regarding corporations raising prices and reducing product contents, likening it to the administration’s seeming disregard for the gravity of events in Afghanistan.

Gutfeld characterized Biden as “an angry, fiery ball of spite” during his speech, which Pirro criticized as “hyper-partisan,” crafted to cater to “Biden’s base of MSNBC flunkies.”

“We keep hearing, you know, that Trump is gonna be out for revenge [if reelected] and meanwhile, Trump is being sued by everybody and he seems to be having a good time on X posting memes. He seems pretty happy,” he continued.

“On the other hand, you have [the president who is an] angry fiery ball of spite, that sounds incredibly vengeful,” Gutfeld concluded. “I mean, he went after the Supreme Court, you know, he attacks his predecessor and, by connection, [Trump’s] supporters.”

I'm Richard Rosales, I cover political news and ongoing US elections.