Fox News contributor Juan Williams was not impressed by Ann Romney’s speech Tuesday night, saying she “looked to me like a corporate wife” — a term that drew an awkward silence among Williams’ Fox colleagues.
“Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann Romney, on the other hand, looked to me like a corporate wife,” Williams said, after complimenting keynote speaker Chris Christie’s speech. “And, you know, the stories she told about struggle, it’s hard for me to believe. She’s a very rich woman. I know that, and America knows that.”
“Wow, OK…” Fox host Bret Baier said.
“What does that mean — a ‘corporate wife?'” host Megyn Kelly added.
“What does it mean?” Williams retorted. “It looks like a woman whose husband takes care of her, and she’s been very lucky and blessed in this life. She’s not speaking, I think, for the tremendous number of single women in this country, or married women, or separated. She did not convince me that, ‘You know what, I understand the struggles of American women in general.'”
Fox News anchor Brit Hume had a different take when Baier asked his opinion.
“I think that was the single most effective political speech I’ve ever heard given by a political wife,” Hume said.
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