Wow. I’m trying to find the words. A boy admitted to starting a fire during an Anti-Trump protest outside the National Press Club. Someone needs to watch Sen Ben Sasse’s message. This just happened. The young boy, around 10, self-identified only as “Carter”, bragged he “kind of set the fire”. When asked for a motive, he brazenly responds, “I felt like it…Screw the President”. As words failed me, Kimberlee Kaye summed it up perfectly. “Good Job, Parents”.
The interview aired on Fox News during live coverage of the Inauguration events.
— Kemberlee Kaye (@KemberleeKaye) January 20, 2017
Mark Finkelstein, reported on the incident for Legal Insurrection
It was a remarkable live TV moment. Fox News’ Griff Jenkins was at the scene of an anti-Trump demonstration in DC where a fire had been set in the street. Suddenly, a young boy [maybe 10-11] stepped up to say that he “kind of started the fire.”
When Jenkins asked why he started the fire, the boy, who identified himself as “Carter,” said “because I felt like it and I’m just sort of saying, screw the president.”
One “remarkable live TV moment” was followed by another when Charles Krauthammer in a moment of disgust, said it had a “whiff of ISIS”.
FOX NEWS REPORTER GRIFF JENKINS: We’re outside the National Press Club. You can see the police presence. There are signs thanking President Obama. Obviously, tt’s mostly peaceful now. A fire broke out just behind us. There is a fire over here. We’ll show you where that was. The ashes now just sort of starting to simmer right in the middle of this. Excuse me one second. This fire was started. In fact, this young man, you are participating in the fire. What’s your name?
BOY: My name’s Carter and I actually kind of started this fire.
JENKINS: So why did you start that fire, Carter?
BOY: Uh, it’s Carter.
JENKINS: Sorry. Why did you start that fire?
BOY: Because I felt like it and because I’m just saying, screw our president.
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CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Incidentally, can I say a word about that kid who was setting the fire?
TUCKER CARLSON: That was bizarre.
CHARLES: Yeah, but wouldn’t you love 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 have appealed to the anarchist in you. But it tells you how completely weird the parents and the other people out there are. They are the same people who show up at the IMF meetings, at World Bank, the Occupy Wall Street.
You ask them why are you out there, they are completely incoherent. What did that woman say? There are Nazis upstairs at the National Press Club. I mean, these people ought to be medicated.
TUCKER: I think some of them are. 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 eight-year-old set fires is demented. It says a lot.
CHARLES: It’s got a whiff of ISIS to it.
I don’t know about ISIS. But I’ve got a three letter agency for you, C.P.S. Child Protective Services should be contacted if this kid’s parents have allowed or worse encouraged him to commit arson and then boast about it on national television. What kind of example is this setting for him? For other kids? This is ridiculous. Those parents should be shamed, and quite frankly prosecuted.
If an investigation into their parenting skills isn’t on the docket for someone, we’ve failed little Carter.