FOX NEWS — — — The host of Fox News Channel’s “Fox & News,” Gretchen Carlson, on Wednesday called on the president to resign after an interview in which she criticized the president for comments about Charlottesville, which saw one person killed and dozens injured when a car plowed into a crowd of counter-protesters in the city on August 12.
In the interview on Wednesday, the “Fox News Sunday” host said she was speaking to Trump after he was asked about his remarks during a press conference earlier in the day that the president was not a “white supremacist” and that he had never met white supremacists.
“The president of the United States has said things about the KKK that have led me to question whether he really understands the history of racism in America,” Carlson said.
“I’m here today to tell you, the president of this country has done exactly what we warned him about and he has not.”
The comments come as President Donald Trump is on the defensive after a violent weekend in which white supremacists clashed with counter-demonstrators and a woman was killed at a Trump rally in Virginia.
The president has been in a public feud with several Democratic senators, including Sen. Bernie Sanders, over his response to the violence.
Carlson’s comments came after Fox News aired a segment on Wednesday afternoon that aired a video from a July 14 rally in Charlottesville that featured the president saying he would not condemn white supremacy, but that he would condemn racism.
In that segment, Trump told supporters he was not “anti-white” because he did not know white supremacists and had not met them, and that they had been part of the “alt-right,” a white supremacist movement that includes alt-right leaders who have been critical of the president.
Trump has been criticized for not publicly condemning the alt-righters, and some Republicans have urged him to do so, though he has resisted calls to do more.
In a series of tweets, Trump called Carlson to talk about her “great work” on the network, and Carlson said she is “a great friend of mine.”
“I would be so proud to be your host on Fox &.
You know that,” Carlson tweeted.
“Great job Gretchen, and I’m sorry if I offended you in any way.”
She added: “Thank you Gretchen for being my friend, and if you have anything to say, I look forward to hearing it.
I’m so glad you’re still with us.”
The network did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Carlos has been a frequent guest on Fox News and was a regular on the program for years.
She has also been a critic of Trump and his policies, saying he is not doing enough to stop the rise of ISIS.
In September, she said Trump’s rhetoric on the Charlottesville incident was a “sad commentary on America.”
The president has blamed the media for fueling the backlash in Charlottesville and has repeatedly denied there were any white supremacists among the counter-protests.