By Bobby Pollier, EnStarz | Sep 20, 2012 06:51 PM EDT
Co-host of "Fox & Friends" Gretchen Carlson received a surprise on Monday when an Obama turned Romney supporter appeared on the program. In a segment that was meant to highlight the high unemployment rate among 18 to 24-year-olds, Columbia College film student Max Rice, 20, seemingly turned his interview into more of a debacle.
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Carlson introduced the young man as a "recent college grad" who previously voted for President Obama in 2008 but is now unemployed and only recently moved out of his parent's residence.
Upon appearing on the Fox show, Rice instantly had a smirk on his face and greeted the female host by saying, "Hello. Miss USA, it's an honor."
Carlson, who is indeed a former Miss America, then politically corrected the prankster, but he did not relent.
"Miss Universe in my book," Rice continued.
Carlson still attempted to stay on point by getting on with the interview:
"Now tell me your story. You believed in the hope and change of President Obama, and so you voted for him. Now tell me about the next 3 ½ years."
After taking a swig out of his Starbucks cup, Rice replied, "Oh, I was a huge Obama supporter in 2008. I met him in third grade."
Growing increasingly frustrated, Carlson then said, "OK ... And why are you now supporting Mitt Romney?"
"Why I am supporting Mitt Romney? It's actually a funny story. I lost a basketball game to a friend of mine," Rice said.
Carlson then finally went off her lines and confronted the jokester. "OK. It sounds like you're not being very serious about this."
Perhaps sensing that he may be cut off, Rice quickly blurted out his opinion on Obama. "I'm also disappointed in the direction that Obama has taken this nation."
After voicing that he'd be voting for Mitt Romney at the upcoming presidential election, he spoke off queue once again. "I can't see your face right now, this is so weird," Rice stated.
Carlson then stated the obvious: "I'm not sure you're ready for prime time yet with this interview," she said.
Although she did actually indicate that Rice may have another chance to make an appearance on "Fox & Friends" if he was better prepared, the possibility seems highly unlikely.
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