Fox News’ Jesse Watters: ’So Irresponsible’ of the Media To Link Actions of ‘Lunatic’ Shooter to Trump
WATTERS: "Well, I don’t know what anybody can do about that because we live in a free society, so people can use technology however they want. And you have to catch up with the fact afterwards. And that’s the unfortunate situation. Now, 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 econationallist, 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. He said he is not a conservative. He is not a Nazi, and like Greg said, he was celebrating these wacko European mass shooters more than anything. For the media to link Donald Trump and frame Donald Trump for some lunatic’s actions halfway around the world is so irresponsible and it's 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. So, we were very responsible when the Bernie bro shot up Steve Scalise’s baseball game, we didn't attribute that to Bernie. We didn't attribute that to the left-wing media. We said everyone is individually responsible for themselves. But the media doesn’t do that when it’s on the other side. They only frame Republicans."