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Fox News’ Jesse Watters Swipes at Kneeling NFL Players While Praising Law Enforcement in Vegas

As Fox News’ The Five praised the heroic efforts of law enforcement in Las Vegas last night, Jesse Watters took a shot at NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.

The segment opened with Greg Gutfeld talking about the heroism and bravery on display by law enforcement in Las Vegas. He also brought up all the people lining up to donate blood to help the victims, saying all of this shows that “Americans are best when faced with the worst.”

He also highlighted the nasty sentiments expressed by a now-fired top lawyer at CBS about the shooting and the victims (“I’m actually not even sympathetic [because] country music fans often are Republican gun toters”), saying that remarks like that clearly hurt more than they help.

Watters invoked NFL players protesting in making the following remarks:

“I think the American spirit always rises to the challenge when you have a tragedy like this. However much blood is spilled, two times as much blood is donated. However many people died, four times as many people are being saved in a hospital by doctors. Right now, friends helped friends to safety, people helped strangers to safety, and law enforcement was running towards the bullets. So all those kneelers in the NFL out there, they need to recognize when they’re kneeling during the anthem, they’re kneeling, and we’re supposed to be honoring law enforcement, law enforcement that’s trying to save lives, not take lives. So I hope next Sunday when the anthem is played, people do kneel out of respect to law enforcement. Right now a lot of stuff looks really small when people are making politics over San Juan, there was a congressman that was trying to impeach the President today, SNL called the President I think a cheap cracker. That has to stop. And people have to choose the side of good over evil, ’cause I think evil’s always going to lose to good.”

Watch above (Watters’ comments start at the 4:50 mark), via Fox News.

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