An aspiring comedian pretended to be a former supporter for President Barack Obama and appeared on the “Fox & Friends” morning show during a segment that suggested the unemployment rate for people 18-24 could cost Obama the youth vote.
But it was all a prank! “Fox & Friends” co-host Gretchen Carlson introduced Max Rice as a “recent college grad who voted for President Obama” and who “just moved out of his parents’ home.” When asked why he is now supporting Mitt Romney, Rice claimed he lost a bet to a friend in a pickup basketball game.
Fox News is investigating, a statement from the network said: “We are still examining the situation, but it will be addressed with the appropriate parties involved.” Check out the interview below and see what Rice had to say.
After the interview, Rice said:
“They were just casting a part in a show. The first thing that shocked me is that they were that desperate to find someone that fit that category. What they were seeking is someone who voted for Obama in 2008, then somewhere in the last four years got disenfranchised and now is a huge Romney supporter. But I feel like anyone who fits that mold would also dis Romney at the same time. So, they just couldn’t find anyone. They’re in New York City, so they had to go find a kid in Chicago.”