During the third hour of his radio program, which airs on Newsmax TV, on Tuesday, right-wing commentator, conspiracy theorist and Donald Trump–obsessed sycophant Wayne Allyn Root was bold enough to tackle the important question surrounding the murder of Mollie Tibbetts: What was she doing running outside instead of working out in a gym?
Tibbets, who disappeared while out jogging in July, was found murdered earlier this week, and while most right-wing activists are seeking to use her death to promote their own anti-immigration agenda, Root took a slightly different tack by questioning what he considered a foolish decision to exercise outside.
“She has every right to be jogging,” Root said, “but I just don’t get it.”
“Why are you jogging outdoors?” he added. “Go get a treadmill and watch TV and jog. Why are you jogging outdoors where there’s a chance some crazy person can attack you? We don’t live in a country that’s safe; what can I tell you? It’s terrible. And why isn’t it safe? Because Democrats have an open border and there’s too many bad people coming in to the country. Everyone has got to be careful. I jog in a treadmill in my gym. Why are you jogging outdoors?”
Root was so mystified by topic that he even returned to questioning Tibbets’ decision after coming back from a commercial break.
“You can join a gym,” he continued. “I work out every day and I’m on the bike in the gym and I’m on the treadmill in the gym and I’m on the elliptical in the gym and I’m on the rower in the gym, those four are my life and I watch TV or a movie while I’m doing it. I’m not risking my life. I’m not going to get run over by a car or a Mack truck; and if you’re a woman, you’re not going to get attacked raped and murdered. I don’t understand why anyone takes a chance jogging outdoors where you can get run over by a car or you can get attacked by some bad person.”