Protests of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump haven’t been limited to adults; kids are getting in on the action, too — and at least one employed a destructive display.
The inauguration festivities began Thursday evening as the nation prepared to usher in a new president Friday. With President-elect Donald Trump’s impending ceremony came anti-Trump protests in the streets of Capitol Hill. Outside the National Press Club, Fox News reporter Griff Jenkins was covering the protests when a fire was started near the protest site.
Jenkins moved closer to the fire as the camera rolled, zeroing in on a young child tossing items into the fire.
“You were participating in the fire, what’s your name,” Jenkins asked the boy.
“My name is Carter, and I actually kind of started this fire,” the boy responded.
Jenkins asked why he started the fire, to which the boy responded: “Because I felt like it and because I’m just saying ‘screw our president!’” It is unclear where the boy’s parents were or if he was supervised at all.
Shortly after the footage aired, political commentator Charles Krauthammer spoke about the matter with Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
“Wouldn’t you like to be that kid? Parents who take you out on a winter night and they encourage you to set fires — I’m sure it would appeal to the anarchist in you,” Krauthammer said. “These are the same people who show up at the IMF meetings, the world bank, the Occupy Wall Street, you ask them why they’re out there, they’re completely incoherent. … I mean these people ought to be medicated.”
Carlson added, “But the idea that you would implicate your children in your political activism, you’d be out on the street at 9:30 at night letting your 8-year-old set fires is demented and it says a lot.”
“It’s got a whiff of ISIS to it,” Krauthammer concluded.