Fox News host Jesse Watters ignited the crowd and a Turning Point USA event and it got the attention, and the fury, of Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Naturally Fauci and the Democrats are taking the Fox News host’s comments out of context to make them appear to be something they are not.
“The incendiary, dangerous, violent rhetoric against Dr. Fauci continues at AmericaFest. Fox News host Jesse Watters tells them how to go after him to harass him in public: ‘Now you go in with the kill shot – deadly. Because, with an ambush, he doesn’t see it coming,’” defense attorney and Democrat Ron Filipkowski said.
The incendiary, dangerous, violent rhetoric against Dr. Fauci continues at AmericaFest. Fox News host Jesse Watters tells them how to go after him to harass him in public: “Now you go in with the kill shot – deadly. Because, with an ambush, he doesn’t see it coming.” pic.twitter.com/V34YZwDdPD
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 20, 2021
“Fox ‘News’ commentator Jesse Watters publicly called for the ASSASSINATION of Dr. Fauci, saying ‘Now you go in for the kill shot. The kill shot — with an ambush — deadly. Because he doesn’t see it coming.’ Who else thinks this as*hole should be ARRESTED?” the Long Island campaign chair for former President Obama, Jon Cooper, said.
Fox “News” commentator Jesse Watters publicly called for the ASSASSINATION of Dr. Fauci, saying “Now you go in for the kill shot. The kill shot — with an ambush — deadly. Because he doesn’t see it coming.”
Who else thinks this as*hole should be ARRESTED? ✋
— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@joncoopertweets) December 21, 2021
But let’s watch the entire clip.
We heard everyone is talking about Jesse Watters’ speech at #AMFEST2021
— Turning Point USA (@TPUSA) December 21, 2021
Even Snopes, a website that has not been traditionally friendly to conservatives, rated the claim that Watters called for Fauci’s “assassination” as false.
““Let’s pretend this podium is Fauci. It’s about the same size. You gotta ambush a guy like Fauci. This is how you do these ambushes like [conservative activist and Project Veritas founder James] O’Keefe. You’ve gotta be respectful. Because they’ll turn the tables on you and you can’t have it blow up in your face. So if you see Fauci out and about and you know he’s coming to town this is how you approach,” Watters said in the actual speech, which is missing from the clip and from the reports of several news organizations with an agenda.
He is very obviously talking about a verbal confrontation with Dr. Fauci.
“So now he’s in trouble. Now you’re going for the kill shot. The kill shot with an ambush, deadly. Because he doesn’t see it coming. This is when you say. ‘Dr. Fauci, you funded risky research at a sloppy Chinese lab. The same lab that sprung this pandemic on the world. You know why people don’t trust you, don’t you?’” the host said.
“Booooooom. He’s dead. He’s done. Now you do that, 30 seconds, that’s all you need. Now you get that footage to us …. Imagine Tucker Carlson teases out of the block “coming up, brave college student confronts lord Fauci at dinner. Exclusive footage.” Get us that. That’s what we want,” he said.
Snopes did say that the language was still dangerous as it instructs people to harass Dr. Fauci, but how is it not the same as Rep. Maxine Watters instructions to her supporters on how to deal with people in the Donald Trump administration?
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents,” she said.
But Dr. Fauci appeared on CNN and said that Watters should be fired for his comments.
“The only thing that I have ever done throughout these two years is to encourage people to practice good public health practices: to get vaccinated, to be careful in public settings, to wear a mask,” he said.
“And for that you have some guy out there saying that people should be giving me a kill shot to ambush me? I mean, what kind of craziness is there in society these days?” the doctor said.
“And he’s going to go, very likely unaccountable. Whatever network he is on is not going to do anything to him,” he said. “The guy should be fired on the spot.”