Fox News’ The Five finished their Monday show by praising the American heroes who saved so many lives during what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history Sunday night.
Greg Gutfeld opened the segment by talking about the bravery and heroism of Las Vegas first responders as well as ordinary citizens willing to wait for hours to donate blood, noting that “Americans are best when faced with the worst.”
When the spotlight came to Jesse Watters, a man who’s never minced words when it comes to laying out hard truths, the Fox News personality brought in the other story that would have been in the headlines on Monday if it weren’t for the shooting – the current practice of certain NFL players to disrespect America’s police, military, and first responders by ‘taking-a-knee’ during the national anthem.
The American spirit always rises to the challenge during tragedies https://t.co/4330c1iZk4
— Jesse Watters (@JesseBWatters) October 2, 2017
Watters began by praising the American propensity for “always rising to the challenge” when faced with unspeakable tragedy.
“I think the American spirit always rises to the challenge when you have a tragedy like this,” Watters said. “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.”
The Fox News host then made the connection between the NFL “kneelers” and the law enforcement they choose to disrespect.
“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.”
Naturally, libs were up in arms over Watters’ comparison.
— Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) October 2, 2017
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) October 2, 2017
But Watters seemed to receive more support than criticism via Twitter:
Well said Jesse, our Country will come back from this stronger than ever. Such a sad day
— Harmon Meeker (@therealharmsway) October 2, 2017
Americans doing what Americans have always done when called upon
— Kevin North (@KevinNorth3) October 2, 2017
The sanest person on the 5 and the one that makes the most sense hands down!
— RobbietheRobot (@Snob_Monster) October 2, 2017
I agree, Jesse! Very well said.
— Heidi Noyes (@Heidi_Noyes1983) October 2, 2017
Tell the NFL that the police rushed into the danger to save people-ALL people. They didn’t take a knee
— Alice (@AlicebutlerA) October 3, 2017
thank you Jesse. I love your compassion, concern and straight forward honorable attitude. Tx for shutting Juan up tonight.
— Phyllis Wellborn (@pwellbornofoz) October 3, 2017
And finally, a sentiment that says it all:
— Lisa (@WestPointWife) October 2, 2017
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