Washington Free Beacon founding editor Matthew Continetti said a "pervasive sense of fear" in the country could boost President Donald Trump to reelection.
"I think there's a pervasive sense of fear in America right now and I believe that sense of fear, should it continue, will help President Trump win reelection," Continetti said Friday on Special Report.
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Continetti discussed a video of protesters harassing Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) as he left the last night of the Republican National Convention on Thursday. Paul said protesters shouted threats at him as he walked away from the White House.
Continetti said the harassment of Paul was similar to a viral video of a group of protesters surrounding a woman at a Washington restaurant, shouting at her while she tried to eat dinner.
"These were disturbing images," Continetti said. "And very similar to the images that went viral on Twitter this week of a group of activists basically haranguing, in Maoist fashion, someone dining outdoors in Washington, D.C., and basically taunting and harassing her into raising her fist in affiliation with their aims."