In August, the convicted sex offender and alleged associate of Donald Trump and Prince Andrew, Jeffery Epstein took his own life in a prison cell in New York City.
Epstein had been awaiting trial for sex trafficking charges prior to his untimely death, which had lead, including Trump, to spread conspiracies about Epstein's suspicious demise.
Rarely does this kind of stuff actually make it's way on to national television (apart from that time a Fox presenter literally spread a conspiracy) but a guest on Fox has now done just that.
Speaking to Jesse Watters on his own show on the network, Mike Ritland, the founder of the Warrior Dog Foundation, a non-profit organisation who care for military dogs no longer in service, decided to share his unsolicited thoughts on Epstein's death.
Ritland had been invited on to the show to talk about the dog who helped track down and kill the Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a canine that Trump is now obsessed with.
Speaking to Watters, Ritland said:
The remarkable nature of these dogs and them being highlighted in news creates a huge demand by people that frankly shouldn’t have them.
If you see the coverage and you decide I want one of these dogs either buy a fully trained and finished dog from a professional or don’t get one at all.
Then, out of nowhere, dropped this bombshell:
Epstein didn’t kill himself.
A startled Watters handled the situation very well, initially downplaying it before chuckling to himself and adding:
Thank you for that commentary. Maybe more on that later.
The moment has since become something of a viral hit, with people genuinely staggered at Ritland's casual attempts to push a conspiracy on a major news channel.
Holy shit. Wait til the end. https://t.co/PZbBOm1txK— Siraj Hashmi (@Siraj Hashmi) 1572750433
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