Fox News anchor Bret Baier was slated to appear on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” a few weeks ago, but a terrifying car accident in Montana thwarted his plans.
At the time of the accident in late January, host Stephen Colbert broke the news, telling his audience, “We just found out that [Baier] and his family were in a car accident in Montana. Bad, like, jaws of life to get him out of there. They were all in the hospital, but they’re going to be OK. And we just want to say: we hope you’re doing better.”
Ended the show with this tonight– count your blessings and hug your family. Thank you again to everyone for the support and prayers. @AmyBaier1 and I are very grateful– #SpecialReport pic.twitter.com/J3TYLXXukk
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) January 23, 2019
The “Special Report” anchor’s interview on “The Late Show” was rescheduled for Wednesday, when Baier told Colbert he “realized the reach of your show in the next day because thousands of people emailed or texted,” recalling people from grammar school reaching out to make sure he and his family were OK.
“If I didn’t answer, everyone’s OK. We are very blessed — thank God,” Baier said. “Please wear your seatbelts and thanks to the first responders.”
During the interview, Baier, who spoke with Faithwire last fall about his faith, described President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday night as “a solid speech.”
Trump acknowledged the series of radical abortion laws sweeping across several states right now. The president then urged Congress to pass legislation outlawing late-term abortion. Trump said the country must “work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life” and called on lawmakers to reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”
As for Baier, he told Faithwire he is “not afraid” to talk about his Christian faith.
“Our family really believes in the power of prayer,” he said in November. “I’m not afraid to say that. I think it makes me a better anchor; it definitely makes me a better father and a better husband.”