Struck a nerve

Fox News host breaks down in tears because talking about racism makes her “uncomfortable”

This just in: Confronting racism makes some white people very “uncomfortable.”

So uncomfortable, in fact, that they break down in tears on live TV because they just feel so judged!

Well, that second scenario more accurately describes one person in particular — Fox News host Melissa Francis.

During a Wednesday broadcast, she defended President Trump’s bombastic news conference in which he doubled down on blaming “both sides” for violence at the white supremacist rally that left one counter-protester dead and another 19 injured.

But even her Fox News co-hosts weren’t taking it, and the friction that ensued was enough to bring her to tears.

“I am so uncomfortable having this conversation,” she said.

“I know what’s in my heart and I know that I don’t think anyone is different, better or worse based on the color of their skin,” Francis continued, waterworks initiated. “But I feel like there is nothing any of us can say right now without being judged.”

Co-host Harris Faulkner threw Francis a bone, saying “there have been a lot of tears on our network, and across the country and around the world.”

“It’s a difficult place where we are, but it’s not where we’ve been, it’s where we are,” Faulkner added. “This is not 1950, we can do this. We can have this conversation, oh yes we can. And it’s OK if we cry having it.”

Watch below:

https://youtu.be/wH65EPY05LA

Writer Jesse Berney provided a bit of constructive commentary on Twitter:

Francis reportedly blocked Berney on Twitter shortly after his comments.