Chris Stirewalt says that the violent protests that have broken out in Washington, D.C. will only help President Donald Trump.

"If you want to help Donald Trump have a good start to his presidency, make sure you go out and throw rocks at police officers," Stirewalt said during Fox News Channel's inauguration coverage today.

He explained that people who are on the fence about the new president and people watching protest coverage in middle America will be asking, "What is wrong with these people?"

"This will cause supporters to rally to Trump. This will cause people to take his side, because this misconduct and attack on the process will strengthen Trump's hand," Stirewalt said.

"They don't get it."

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