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Fox & Friends Plays Montage of Maxine Waters Defending Comments, Then Says They Help ‘Increase Chance of Violence’

On Fox and Friends on Tuesday, the hosts played a montage of clips of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) “tripling down” and defending her recent controversial comments, and then discussing the danger posed by the actions that she encouraged.

Whether intentionally or not, it was a counterpoint to the montage earlier in the day on rival network MSNBC showing President Donald Trump invoking violence.

Co-host Brian Kilmeade reacted first, and strongly.

“Oh really? If part of peaceful protest is stopping Steven Miller from going to a restaurant, Nielsen family from eating at a restaurant, stopping Pam Bondi from going to a movie, Sarah Huckabee Sanders from having dinner with her family, I’m not okay with that,” he said.

“By the way,” said Kilmeade, “I’m worried about the safety of everybody serving publicly right now. ”

Ainsley Earhart echoed that concern. “Oh yeah,” she said. “It dramatically increases the chance of violence.”

Steve Doocy pointed out that these tactics could backfire and help Trump “get reelected down the road.”

Kilmeade had praise for one Democrat though: Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who spoke against incivility and political violence on Monday. “Full credit to senator Schumer,” said Kilmeade. “He was very succinct and direct, not okay from what we saw, he called an end to it, bring back civility. I thought that was great.”

Watch the clip above, courtesy of Fox News.

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