Fox News’ Jesse Watters destroyed John Schindler on Monday after he claimed that the widow of the fallen Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens was a political pawn.
“Bad decisions happen. War is war. Right until POTUS publicly exploits a widow whose husband’s body is still warm. F*** that. F*** all that,” Schindler wrote in one Twitter post.
“If watching POTUS publicly exploit S/Chief Owens’ widow didn’t make your skin crawl, I worry about you — as an American & a human,” read another.
Schindler tried to explain his past comments to Watters.
“I have no problem with the president honoring Mrs. Owens,” he said. “What I have a problem with is, hours before, he had passed the buck and said they — meaning the senior military leadership — had gotten her husband killed. ‘They lost him’ is what he literally said.”
“This isn’t about the raid,” Watters said. “It’s about this widow and her husband, and it’s about the long service he has given this country.”
“I can’t believe that you would denigrate the service and sacrifice of this family by accusing her of being a pawn for the president,” he continued. “You wouldn’t say that to her face, would you?”
Schindler admitted that he would, prompting Watters to tell him that he would get “slapped in the face.”
“Your hate for Trump is clouding your compassion,” Watters said.
He concluded with a powerful line.
“Everybody in America thought this was a beautiful moment, except you and a few kooks,” Watters said. “If you want to throw in with the people on ‘The View,’ if you want to throw in with Michael Moore and Bill Maher, that’s fine. But the rest of the country thought that was a powerful moment and it was about HER, not your political agenda.”