Frank Luntz On Fox: Baseball Fans Should Be ‘Held Accountable’ For Booing Trump

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“You don’t boo the president ... You show him respect," Frank Lutz told Laura Ingraham.

Appearing on Fox News this week, Republican pollster Frank Lutz said World Series fans who booed President Donald Trump on Sunday should be “held accountable,” Mediaite reported.

Lutz made the remark after Laura Ingraham, host of The Ingraham Angle, played a clip of historian Tim Naftali discussing the situation on CNN.

“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, and this is the issue with someone who comes in to try to destroy being presidential,” Naftali said in the clip.

Asked for his thoughts, Lutz compared the situation to Hillary Clinton labeling half of Trump supporters as “deplorables” during the 2016 election, adding that some type of consequence should be had by those who booed Trump.

“The fact is, they should hold those fans accountable,” Luntz said. “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.”

They went on to discuss how Washington is largely made up of Democrats, which guest Byron York said explains why former President Barack Obama’s inauguration crowd was larger than Trump’s.

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Comments (64)
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Kairho
Kairho

As a Baseball Fan, I'd be pleased to be held accountable (whatever that means) for apparently showing insufficient "respect" for this guy who masquerades as a president. Maybe if he didn't condone his own supporters' chants of lock her up, others wouldn't throw it right back into his lap. No ... until this president starts respecting all the citizens and residents of this country I will continue to voice lock him up. And I will add "soon" to that.

Robert_Swift
Robert_Swift

Respect is never warranted, it is earned.

PatzeeKim
PatzeeKim

We live in a democratic society. If we do not like something, we voice our opinion. The so called President has not done anything to earn respect. He should be incarcerated. This foolish man saying that people who booed the criminal in the white house should be held accountable is delusional. How are the people going to be held accountable? What a foolish statement.

pbosche
pbosche

Held accountable? *Judge “Did you boo the President?” *Everyone “Uhm. Yes we did.” *Judge “Ok. You’re free to go.”

iPeppz
iPeppz

The beauty of our free country is that we have an inalienable right to boo douchebags.

eggcream
eggcream

That’s hilarious! To get respect you have to give respect! That’s something 45 has no clue about! Also, ever hear of freedom of speech? Look it up!

Pseacook
Pseacook

Boo! I will never show respect to the racist fascist trump regime and his criminal syndicate family and supporters.

Regina94
Regina94

I think Trump should be held accountable for “Lock her up,” “Go back home,” “human scum,” “losers,” “sons of bitches,” “Sleepy Joe,” “Pocahontas,” “enemy of the people,” and all the other comments and tweets he has made to bully and demean others.

x77
x77

I'm confused, he's crying about this thing acting as president, getting booed in a public place? Who are supposed to be the "snowflakes" again?

What country does he think we live in North Korea?

SusanElizabeth1949
SusanElizabeth1949

I guess these Trump-Fluffers never heard of the 1st Amendment. Beyond that Trump has disgraced the office with his corruption and open racism.

Abbie_Hoffman
Abbie_Hoffman

So he wants the fans to be "held accountable"....

What does he want? To have every fan at the game who booed to be arrested????

Coming up next...mandatory standing for the anthem...anybody who doesn't stand...THE DEATH PENALTY!!!!!

darbyway
darbyway

"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.”

I agree. The crowd that booed Trump gave him the respect he deserved.

Oldskewl
Oldskewl

Another disgusting GOP tool demanding what can only be earned, shaking his fist at the electorate in support of Putins puppet! These fools are running a fools errand and this tool is the biggest fool of all!

brendab
brendab

Held accountable?? In what way? Would they go in and arrest everyone who was booing? What the hell is he talking about held accountable? Does he know we are not in Saudi Arabia?

Drpryr
Drpryr

Trump demeans the office of the Presidency every day he sits in it and this whining, bloated snowflake wants to punish people for having the common sense and decency to oppose it???

Newsflash--this is not a fascist nation. When you believe something is wrong, you speak out. End of discussion.

Jakstrate13
Jakstrate13

Luntz gets way more opportunities to inflict his opinions on the public than he should...and he's very sneaky about getting his opinions across as he does "public focus groups". Booing the president is a very mild way of expressing your displeasure with the performance of a president's job. Other countries throw rocks and various other hard objects, some use bullets. Would Mr. Luntz be against impeachment proceedings as a sign of disrespect as well...even if we smile as we're doing it?

angelcatrom
angelcatrom

It's called, 'commanding' respect- NOT 'demanding' respect.

Spaniel1
Spaniel1

13,253 lies and counting. And you want me to respect a liar of that magnitude? The veterans booed en masse. Do you want to hold all vets "accountable?" Give your head a shake!

BCSHelby
BCSHelby

...well, having dealt with the members of Trump faithful since the primaries, I feel Mrs. Clinton was spot on, particularly when they support many of his vile actions and words..

Steven B
Steven B

What does he want to do, use facial recognition technology and hunt down everyone who booed and then what? Freedom of speech baby! This does apply in this situation. I can see now that RepubliCONS don't care about the Bill of Rights

SkippingDog
SkippingDog

Luntz is a good chubby Nazi. Just how does he propose to hold baseball fans "accountable" for booing Der Fuhrer?

jax'sGG
jax'sGG

I think they should all be refunded the admission for show true Patriotism. Maybe that will be an eye opener that the only ones who like him are the ones at his rallies that he pays to be there.

Foundstar
Foundstar

Hahahahaha!!! Isn't it telling that all these idiotic trumpettes all have that same..vacuous look' on their faces?? Very 'Zombie'ish'..

liaisonsus
liaisonsus

He does not deserve respect, he is a criminal..What wrong with that ugly Clown? Please stop calling him the Elected President. He was selected, not elected..Big difference.

intellectualopa71
intellectualopa71

When he have a president who plays the victim, 24/7, he gets exactly the respect he's earned.

lionsdenmother
lionsdenmother

But its ok for Donald trump to call entire race of people rapist and drug dealers. They are all so full of Swamp water they can't see the truth

dumptrump
dumptrump

Trump earned every single BOO that he receive and that along with every LOCK HIM UP.

dvadams
dvadams

BOOOOOOO!

How do you like that Frank Luntz?

Stella1954
Stella1954

Can dish it out, but can't take it boooooooooppp

SeaTac Mike
SeaTac Mike

I guess the first amendment only applies to our alleged president and his cronies.

sanityrules
sanityrules

Despite it being Trump's wet dream to live in a dictatorship, and it would appear yours to be a Bootlicker in some proletariat...he isn't and we're not. F'ing go move to China or Russian, of that's what you want, you flaming moron.

Christopher 58
Christopher 58

He Got exactly what he deserved. Actually, I think he got off rather easy. He should have waded into the crowd to shake hands. I promise you, it would not have been one of those fascist shit show Trump Rallies.

Jayzway42
Jayzway42

And how will you hold us accountable? Why do you refuse to hold this guy accountable. It amazes me when I hear nonsense like that, almost as if he is entitled to do as he pleases. The GOP has given him a pass on EVERYTHING, WE WON'T!

MichaelVinson
MichaelVinson

I guess he's conveniently 'forgotten' the figure of President Obama hung in effigy.. How about the entire birther movement that was started by, guess, tRumph? The orange buffoon has done absolutely nothing to deserve even a modicum of respect.

VinceLeroyMcLopezki
VinceLeroyMcLopezki

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LOCK HIM UP. COME CUFF ME YOU NAZI'S!

Me-Thinks
Me-Thinks

How does Luntz opinion even warrant air time? It’s called ‘Freedom of Expression ‘ a First Amendment Right. Until a President officially becomes a Dictator and our Democratic form of Government survives the current test we will have our Rights a few more Months...

aajax
aajax

Trump gets booed because HE shows no respect for the office he holds.

MartinH
MartinH

So what are we thinking? Cash prizes? Paid vacations to exotic places? Plaques with their names on seats in the bleachers? (Every commentator I've ever seen talk about respect for the office has a record of disrespecting it when it's held by somebody he disagrees with.)

Danno
Danno

Did you MISS the point that they were MOCKING his Lock HER Up chant at his stupid rallies?

Angalaina
Angalaina

(snicks tiny model guillotine blade down)

I'm sorry, what kind of a government do you think we have again?

phild
phild

You will never infringe upon my 1st Amendment rights, mr. luntz, you stupid Nazi.

Wldbl
Wldbl

Luntz is conservative, hence his support for trump. And he needs a new hair piece.

Mischavus1
Mischavus1

I know it's late, but I just wanted to add that perhaps if Trump weren't such a corrupt piece of shit who naturally seeks destruction of our Constitution daily and ONLY has ever gone on Campaign Rallies for his supporters, never a Presidential visit for all citizens, he might have received a small sign of respect. And for clarification, Obama's Inaugural crowd was soooooo much larger than Trump's because: 1. More people genuinely liked Obama 2. Obama wasn't involved with Russians who threw the election for him 3. People from ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES traveled to witness his Historic Inauguration. On the other hand, the majority of the country can't stand Trump, in fact the word HATE is used to describe how people feel about Trump, a lot of people knew he cheated his way into the Oval Office and wouldn't cross the river to go see his inauguration let alone the country. And given how much Trump trash's US Citizens, what exactly does Frank Lutz think should be done to people who booed Trump at the World Series? Send them to work camps? That's trump's America, not mine.

Angeljp
Angeljp

THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: we still live in great Country with free speech. So any American has a constitutional right to express their views. Besides, Trump has earned this disrespect by his lawless conduct. He is a huge walking Embarrassment!

MTGuy
MTGuy

This guy sort of forgets the GOP senator that yelled out, "You lie!" in the middle of one of President Obama's State of the Union Addresses. He also needs to read the Constitution. We are one of the few countries on the planet where you can criticize your leaders and your government and not get arrested. His comments on this matter are thus beneath my contempt.


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