Prince Harry 'complains about press more than Trump' says Fox News host

Prince Harry 'complains about press more than Trump' says Fox News host

PRINCE Harry complains more about the press than Donald Trump after he branded the First Amendment "bonkers", a panelist on the Fox News talk show The Five alleged last night.

Last week, the Duke of Sussex told a podcast hosted by Dax Shepard that he doesn't understand the clause in the US constitution.


Conservative commentator Jesse Watters joked that Prince Harry complains more about the press than Donald Trump.

He 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 suggested that Prince Harry should "see a shrink" and compared him to Joe Biden's coronavirus chief Anthony Fauci.

He added: "Why is he talking so much? Keep it inside a little bit. See a shrink. Don’t do every interview. He’s like Fauci."

Watters then mocked Prince Harry after the duke claimed he didn’t learn about the First Amendment in school.

Greg Gutfield, who was also on the panel, appeared to poke fun at Harry for moving to the States.

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.”

Fellow Fox News presenter Sean Hannity claimed last night that the duke was attacking freedom of speech.

He said: "Harry, we really don't need you coming from England to give us lectures on the First Amendment.

"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."

The presenter also claimed the First Amendment allowed Harry and Meghan Markle to tell all in the interview with Oprah Winfrey.

He said: "Understand this is the same First Amendment that allowed you and your wife to trash your own family in the Oprah Winfrey interview. You and Meghan were allowed to accuse your family of racism."

Last week, Prince Harry admitted he doesn't understand the First Amendment.

While chatting about life in LA, mental health, his family, and future plans, Harry dropped in about his shock at the amount of attention he received while living in Beverly Hills.

He complained about the media "feeding frenzy".

The duke told podcast host Dax Shepard: "I've got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.

"I don't want to start going down the First Amendment route because that's a huge subject and one which I don't understand because I've only been here a short time.

"But, you can find a loophole in anything. You can capitalize or exploit what's not said rather than uphold what is said."


What is the First Amendment?

The First Amendment is one of ten amendments to the Constitution that were adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the Bill of Rights.

This is a written document protecting civil liberties under US law.

The First Amendment says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

While the First Amendment protects freedoms of speech, religion, press, assembly and petition, other amendments under the Bill of Rights dealt with the protection of other American values.

These include the Second Amendment right to bear arms and the Sixth Amendment right to a trial by jury.

The First Amendment essentially protects several basic freedoms in the US. This includes freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, the right to assemble, and the right to petition the government.

Its importance in America has left many eyebrows raised at Harry's comments.

Fox News host Laura Ingraham said: "Don't let the doorknob hit you, Windsor."

During the podcast, Harry blasted dad Charles’s parenting and said he moved to California to “break the cycle” of pain for his wife Meghan and their kids.

The Duke, 36, claimed his father, 72, “suffered” due to his upbringing by the Queen and Philip, then “treated me the way he was treated”.

Harry hailed mum Diana’s “immense impact” but said he didn’t cope with her death until Meghan suggested therapy.

In a sweary podcast chat, he described royal life as a mixture of The Truman Show film and being in a zoo.

The royal also revealed he wanted to quit royal duty when he was in his twenties, saying: “I didn’t want this job.”

Weeks after the bombshell interview with Oprah, Harry opened up about their father-son relationship.

He said on the Armchair Expert podcast: “I verbalise it, which is, ‘Isn’t life about breaking the cycle’?

"There’s no blame, I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody.

“But certainly when it comes to parenting, if I have experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering perhaps my father or my parents suffered, I’m gonna make sure that I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.

“There is a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway. As parents we should be doing the most that we can to say, ‘You know what, that happened to me, I’m gonna make sure that’s not going to happen to you'.”

 

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