Harris Faulkner Blasts Actor Mark Ruffalo For Calling Russia-Ukraine War ‘Gift’


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Apparently actor Mark Ruffalo believes that the war between Russia and Ukraine is a “gift” to the administration of President Joe Biden.

Thousands of people are dead, cities are destroyed, and people’s lives are forever changed, but to the actor, it is a “gift” because it will somehow help in the fight against climate change.

On Wednesday Fox News host Harris Faulkner shredded the actor for his ridiculous stance.

“Actor and environmental justice warrior, should I put that in quotes, because they all fly,” she said before showing a video of what the actor said about the war.

“Mark Ruffalo says the war in Ukraine that has resulted in the thousands of deaths and unspeakable war crimes we see daily has actually been a ‘gift’ for President Biden’s clean energy effort,” she said.


In the video, the actor said the war could be used to advance green energy efforts.

“This is a moment for President Biden to take this, our momentum, people’s fear, their disgust of the war, their disgust with energy prices and–and use that to solidify a message to the American people that now is the time to transition,” he said.

“This where the jobs are, this is where national security is, and we’re going to keep pushing him to do it and this is a gift to the president as we see it and we see him accepting it in such terms,” he said.

Faulkner and the entire “Outnumbered” panel took him to task for the comments.

“See, I have no doubt why people hate Hollywood,” Faulkner said. “That is it right there, just do your job, just play your role! Whatever it is.”

“War is not something to be used. War is not something that is a gift, this is something you learn when you are five or maybe ten and it is elementary,” former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said as she argued that the actor lacked empathy for the actual victims of the war.

“How disgusting that the climate agenda means so much to this man that he is delusional to the point of not having the empathy,” she argued.

“Do you remember, Harris, and Emily, I know that we were on air together when the pregnant woman was bombed in that maternity hospital. And you pointed out just the blanket over her, it was so sad to watch, unfortunately, she did not make it and neither did her child, those are the images of war and that’s what we must bring to light as to what is happening in Ukraine. It is certainly not a gift,” she said.

Ruffalo also spoke to MSNBC, where he made his climate change comments, about dark money in politics.


“How do you fight against the advocacy groups out of there, the dark money groups out of there, that are out there that fight against climate change?” host Katy Tur asked the panel which included Ruffalo and Environmental Defense Action Fund Board Director Kevin Johnson.

“I mean, the Koch brothers, there’s all sorts of dark money that has stopped solar energy in Arizona. Arizona, which has the most sunlight!” she said. “So, how do you, with this campaign, cut through the mis and disinformation?”

That began the actor on his climate crusade.

“On the Koch brothers. Yeah, there is the dark money and that’s definitively an issue, but when you look at how quickly we are actually moving on this transition, when you look at how many jobs it’s created… it doesn’t matter what the Koch brothers say or do,” the actor said.

“At the end of the day, we are going to win and we are going to transition over,” he said. “Are we going to do it in a graceful way or are we gonna do it … kicking and screaming?”

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