Fox News’ Jesse Watters: ’So Irresponsible’ of the Media to Link Actions of ‘Lunatic’ Shooter to Trump


On Fox News’ The Five today, Jesse Watters said it’s “so irresponsible” of the media to link President Donald Trump to the white nationalist who killed 49 people in a terror attack on mosques in New Zealand.

There is one mention of the president in the reported manifesto, which said, in response to a question on supporting Trump, “As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure. As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no.”

Watters said people should read more of the manifesto before tying it to the president:

“I don’t understand how the media can lie about this guy’s manifesto. I read it. The manifesto, if you read it, does not attribute this guy’s philosophy to Donald Trump. This is a direct quote. ‘The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China. This guy was an eco-nationalist, meaning he was a racist and thought that the immigrant population of the Earth was too fertile and they were overpopulating everything and were causing climate change and they needed to be eradicated.”

“For the media to link Donald Trump and frame Donald Trump for some lunatic’s actions halfway around the world is so irresponsible,” Watters continued, “and exactly what the guy wanted If you read the manifesto, the guy wanted division in this country. He wanted the left to overreact and take away guns from Republicans and wanted to Balkanize North America because that would create more racial purity in his opinion.”

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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