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Fox News Host: Terrorist Attack Would Help Trump (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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During the Fox News show "The Five" on Aug. 16, co-host Jesse Watters told the panel that a terror attack in October would help Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (video below).

According to Mediaite.com, the panel was discussing Trump's low polling among younger voters and how he could improve it.

"And if there’s one more terror attack, maybe in October, this is going to make Trump’s plan look a lot more appealing," Watters stated.

Co-host Juan Williams responded: "Oh my god, what wishful thinking. Anti-American. That’s unbelievable."

"Why would you say that that’s what I’m thinking, Juan?" Watters replied. "How dare you? ... How dare you?"

Watters insisted that he was doing "political analysis," which Williams said he took as "desperation."

"No, I know about October surprises," Watters insisted.

A USA TODAY/Rock the Vote Poll of Millennials released on Aug. 15 has Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leading Trump 56 to 20 percent among ages 18 to 34.

Susan Page, USA TODAY’s Washington Bureau chief, stated:

Millennial voters and their lopsided support for Barack Obama played a key role in the last two presidential elections. In our new poll, Hillary Clinton wins even more lopsided support among the largest generation in American history. But there’s still a warning flag here: She doesn’t yet generate the sort of enthusiasm that would guarantee high turnout in November.

Clinton is also leading Florida in a new poll released by Monmouth University on Aug. 16.

Clinton came in at 48 percent, while Trump had 39 percent in the all-important swing state where the GOP nominee has a second home.

When broken down by race, Clinton has 69 percent of Hispanic, African American and Asian voters compared to 19 percent for Trump.

However, Trump polls at 51 percent among whites to Clinton's 37 percent.

Trump also leads with white men in the Sunshine State 64 to 24 percent, while Clinton is ahead with white women 49 to 39 percent.

Sources: Mediaite.com, USA TODAY, Monmouth University / Photo credit: Fox News via YouTube

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