Fox News host Laura Ingraham used the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France as a backdrop for her program on Wednesday night and laughed her way through the show.
In the show's "Seen and Unseen" segment, she and Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo slammed 2020 Democratic candidates and accused them of using children as "pathetic political props."
But the irony was not lost on the irreverent hosts, as they used the headstones of fallen heroes as props of their own.
Laura Ingraham laughed and snarked her way through a segment with the graves of WWII heroes behind her. https://t.co/oX1KXC12sB— HuffPost (@HuffPost)1559814287.0
The Fox host exploited the commemoration of D-Day, which took place on June 6, 1944, on the beaches of Normandy on the northern coast of France. This year marks the 75th anniversary of one of the largest seaborne invasions in history.
But instead of discoursing on the historical event, Ingraham and Arroyo cackled together after showing a clip of an 11-year-old asking former Vice President Joe Biden about impeachment proceedings.
"Kids say the darndest things!"
You can watch the full segment here.
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@HuffPost why would fox send laura Ingraham to Normandy in the first place, BIG MISTAKE— Martha Harris (@Martha Harris)1559819274.0
@HuffPost I tried to watch the entire segment, but I failed!😫 Not only was there graves in the background, but the… https://t.co/rjhufT2NpG— Ray Simoneaux (@Ray Simoneaux)1559819085.0
@HuffPost Are you surprised that the woman who gave Donald Trump a Hitlergruß on live television was anything less… https://t.co/p6GbKHVpUe— AgTuíteáil (@AgTuíteáil)1559815062.0
The classless duo showed another clip in which a young girl asked South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg how he plans to beat Trump, to which the candidate said "He's mean" and "calls people names."
A flabbergasted Arroyo remarked that Democrats were "demonizing" their opponents and likened the candidates to bullying.
"Let kids be kids for a while before they get to swimming in the toxic soup of what we do."
Viewers were confounded over the choice in location for Ingraham's show.
@HuffPost Not exactly respectful to the faithful departed, whom we are all scheduled to join any time from now, pre… https://t.co/wRh3CUZJ7I— Emmanuel Ebube (@Emmanuel Ebube)1559821151.0
@HuffPost They gave their all for us. Laura Ingraham gave no respect or consideration of that sacred, hallowed space.— Lynn Rucker (@Lynn Rucker)1559824186.0
@HuffPost She’s repugnant.— Emma (@Emma)1559823911.0
The jovial segment continued as the pair laughed about whether or not the "ladies first" protocol was sexist.
They cited an Eater article about a Chicago restaurant dispensing with the term "ladies and gentlemen" and that the establishment "no longer serves guests in order of gender performance."
Ingraham giggled and said whenever she goes out for dinner with her son, she teaches him how to be a "gentlemen" through action.
"He goes in and I let the door close and I wait outside."
People are hardly surprised about the exhibition of sarcasm in front of a memorial.
@HuffPost As if we expect more from her.— INVIZO (@INVIZO)1559815551.0
@HuffPost ...how do you not shake your head, hide your face in shame from such a spectacle....America is at the bot… https://t.co/5bbAdhPoBP— havy havalina (@havy havalina)1559817943.0
@HuffPost What else would any one expect from this bimbette. She is a true representative, like her factless collea… https://t.co/U78gFYCir8— Bob B (@Bob B)1559815084.0
The cemetery honors American soldiers who died in Europe during World War II. It contains 9,388 burials over 172.5 acres located on the former site of the temporary battlefield cemetery of Saint Laurent.
Ingraham probably should have played out her banter elsewhere.