Despite the high from announcing the killing of a high profile ISIS leader, Sunday turned out to be an embarrassing day for Donald Trump. When the President was shown on the scoreboard at the World Serie game between the Astros and Nationals, he was raucously booed.
This wasn’t unusual as there were past incidents where Barack Obama and George W. Bush were booed at sporting events. Republican pollster Frank Luntz feels this situation is different. Appearing on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show, Luntz argued that the booing fans should be held accountable.
Ingraham first played a clip of historian Tim Naftali explaining why he though Trump was booed. “You should hope that the president can go into a public space that has not been vetted or curated and not only get respect, but show respect,” Naftali said on CNN. “And this is the issue with someone who comes in to try to destroy being presidential.”
Luntz responded to the clip by saying, “That was the same thing as Hillary Clinton declaring that half of America were deplorable.”
Ingraham felt that the moment was actually good for Trump. The host felt that a clip of the crowd booing could easily be used in a Trump campaign commercial.
The pollster continued, “The fact is, they should hold those fans accountable. You don’t boo the president. You may disagree with him, you may think that he’s not what you wanted, but you don’t boo him. You show respect to him.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
Frank, what should be done to those who booed the so-called president? How should they "be held accountable"?pic.twitter.com/BjOyZuPmVr
— Tyson White (@TysonJWhite) October 29, 2019
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.