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‘You Look Like a Member of the Taliban’: Fox News Trashes Father of POW Missing for 5 Years For Beard He Grew For Son

The Fox & Friends panel took turns bashing the family of returning POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because the beard his father grew in support of his son while he was imprisoned for five years looked like “a member of the Taliban.”

On Tuesday, host Steve Doocy said “you wonder why, given the fact that a couple of years ago they had already discounted him as a deserter, why would the president of the United States embrace his family in the Rose Garden?”

Brian Kilmeade brought up some tweets that Bob Bergdahl had posted, in which he says “he is working to free the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay” and that “God will repay the death of every Afghan child.”

Kilmeade said “really? I mean, he says he was growing his beard because his son was in captivity. Well, your son’s out now. So if you really don’t – no longer look like a member of the Taliban, you don’t have to look like a member of the Taliban. Are you out of razors?”

Doocy added “some are no suggesting that the White House team really blew it by having the Bergdahls right there, given the fact the intel community had a classified file on him. They knew he walked away, they knew he was a deserter. And there’s the president embracing the family.”

According to The Washington Post, Bob Bergdahl grew his beard “as a chronology marking the time that his son was missing” and “in a bid to win any small measure of sympathy from his son’s captors.”

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