An aspiring comedian pretended to be a former supporter for President Barack Obama and appeared on the "Fox & Friends" morning show during a segment that suggested the unemployment rate for people 18-24 could cost Obama the youth vote.
But it was all a prank! "Fox & Friends" co-host Gretchen Carlson introduced Max Rice as a "recent college grad who voted for President Obama" and who "just moved out of his parents' home."
Rice interrupted Carlson's introduction, saying "S'up," and then told her, "Miss U.S.A., it's an honor." Carlson is a former Miss America winner. Things got worse from there. Rice said: "I was a huge Obama supporter in 2008. I met him in third grade. I met him when I was little." When asked why he is now supporting Mitt Romney, Rice claimed he lost a bet to a friend in a pickup basketball game. When Carlson asked Rice if he was being serious, he told her: "Yeah. I can't see your face right now. This is so weird."
Fox News is investigating A statement from the network said: "We are still examining the situation, but it will be addressed with the appropriate parties involved." After the interview, Rice said: "They were just casting a part in a show. The first thing that shocked me is that they were that desperate to find someone that fit that category. What they were seeking is someone who voted for Obama in 2008, then somewhere in the last four years got disenfranchised and now is a huge Romney supporter. But I feel like anyone who fits that mold would also dis Romney at the same time. So, they just couldn't find anyone. They're in New York City, so they had to go find a kid in Chicago."