Fox and Friends hosts have said that the Christmas tree fire outside of their studio is proof of a “crime surge” in America.
It comes after the giant Christmas tree outside Fox News headquarters caught fire yesterday.
But people have mixed opinions on the claim…
The 50ft Christmas tree outside of the News Corp building that houses Fox News caught fire yesterday.
Fox News host Shannon Bream announced that the “giant Christmas tree” had become “completely engulfed in flames” just minutes after it happened.
Fortunately, the fire was quickly put out by firefighters and no one was hurt.
A forty-nine-year-old man was arrested following the fire.
It is not yet known why the tree was set alight…
However, Fox and Friends hosts, seem to have their suspicious as they claim it is proof of a “crime surge” in the US.
Host Ainsley Earhardt, Brian Kilmeade, and Steve Doocy presented their weekday-morning show just hours after the incident occurred.
Discussing the incident, Doocy said that they would normally “start the program by showing an outside shot of our all-American Christmas tree on Fox Square.”
But they were unable to do that as “last night, shortly after midnight, somebody climbed up in the tree and lit it on fire. It’s beginning to look a lot like arson.”
The trio then began talking about the incident with Kilmeade stating that the suspect was “tackled to the ground” by security, Insider reports.
“I mean, it’s just part of the rampance that no city is safe, no person is safe, from the subway on down,” Kilmeade added.
Earhardt touched on the importance of the tree as she claimed that it is “a tree that unites us.”
“It brings us together,” Earhardt said. “It’s about the Christmas spirit. It is about the holiday season. It’s about Jesus. It’s about Hanukkah. It is about everything that we stand for as a country.”
The hosts then discussed the incident using it to comment on crimes rates during Joe Biden’s time as president, the outlet reports.
“This is beyond tragic,” Kilmeade said. “This is part of a bigger problem. It’s the crime surge in this country.”
What do you think? Do you think it’s proof of a crime surge?