Prince Harry complains about press more than he does Trump says Fox News’ Jesse Watters after ‘bonkers’ comment
Jesse Watters, an American conservative political commentator on Fox News, said the Duke of Sussex complains more about the press than he does about former President Donald Trump
Prince Harry's comments on the First Amendment in the United States have been the cause of some serious backlash, especially from conservatives. During a podcast, Harry said that the First Amendment of the US Constitution was "bonkers". Now, Jesse Watters, an American conservative political commentator on Fox News, has joked that the Duke of Sussex complains more about the press than he does former President Donald Trump.
Prince Harry made the comments on an episode of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman’s ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast. Talking about the paparazzi, Harry said, "I don't want to start sort of going down the First Amendment route because that's a huge subject and one in which I don't understand because I've only been here a short period of time. But, you can find a loophole in anything. And you can capitalize or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said. I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.”
Following this, he has received widespread criticism, especially from several people associated with Fox News, past and present. Megyn Kelly, who was a talk show host at Fox News from 2004 to 2017, and a host and correspondent with NBC News from 2017 to 2018, and now produces a podcast, ‘The Megyn Kelly Show’, said of the British royal, “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.” Kelly added in parenthesis: “Lincoln or Twain or someone smarter than Prince Harry.”
Sean Hannity has called Prince Harry a "royal pain" and claimed it was the First Amendment that allowed him to accuse the Royal Family of racism. He said: "Harry, we really don't need you coming from England to give us lectures on the First Amendment,” adding, "And if you can't understand the importance of free expression and the importance of constitutional principles that allow for a free exchange of ideas and opinions that make America the greatest country on earth then maybe it's time for you to move to a place more compatible with your restrictive ideas."
Now, Watters said: "Well, if he thinks the First Amendment is bonkers, wait till he hears about the Second one. This guy complains more about the press than he does about Donald Trump. Is he a member of the Royal family? I didn’t think Royals were allowed to complain. Nobody else in his family complains about anything except the climate, I guess."
Watters also said that the Duke of Sussex should "see a shrink" and compared him to Anthony Fauci, the physician-scientist and immunologist who serves as the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the president. He said, "Why is he talking so much? Keep it inside a little bit. See a shrink. Don’t do every interview. He’s like Fauci."
Fox News host, producer, political commentator, and author Greg Gutfield, who was also on the panel, joined in on the mocking. He said, “The guy claims that he hates the press and paparazzi. So I know what I’ll do. I’ll move to Hollywood with a fame-hungry actress. That is not fleeing Paparazzi. They know exactly what they’re doing.”
He added, “He kind of looks, I think, to his defense, he’s describing the First Amendment as an oddity that is unique to America, the same way we look at British teeth.”