Jesse Watters: Republicans Now Have ‘Get Out of Jail Free Cards’ Because of Racism From Virginia Dems


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Fox News host Jesse Watters said Republicans now have “get out of jail free cards” for their own scandals because of the blackface and sexual assault scandals currently embroiling Democratic politicians in Virginia. As The Five discussed the scandals rocking top Democratic officials in Virginia’s government — Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring‘s blackface scandals, as well as the two sexual assault allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax — Watters argued the controversy is a misstep for the blue party. “Here’s what the Democrats have done though, they have given the biggest political gift to Republicans,” Watters said. “They have doubled-down on a double blackface scandal and a double sexual assault allegation scandal.” “So now any time anything happens, Republicans get two get out of jail free cards, and any Republican commentator gets two talking points,” Watters said. “Wow, so this was all about you?” Continue reading "Jesse Watters: Republicans Now Have ‘Get Out of Jail Free Cards’ Because of Racism From Virginia Dems"

Trump Quotes Inane Media Criticism From Fox News Host Jesse Watters: ‘So True!’


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President Donald Trump quoted a mind-numbingly inane piece of media criticism from a Fox News host Monday morning in an attempt to undermine fact-checkers. Jesse Watters, who hosts a Saturday night show on Fox News, kicked off last week’s iteration with a lazy generalization: “The media fact-checkers are lying to you.” Watters’ dismissal of fact-checkers relied on reports that Trump’s recent false claims about violent crime in El Paso were false. Watters took issue with a specific headline from Vox, which he called a “distortion.” “The fact-checkers have become fake news,” he declared confidently. Trump parroted the remark on Twitter Monday, calling it “So True!”: Fact checkers can slip up — we’ve chronicled bad fact-checking on this very site — but to dismiss the entire practice as “fake” Continue reading "Trump Quotes Inane Media Criticism From Fox News Host Jesse Watters: ‘So True!’"

Jesse Watters: Maybe Even a Democrat Leaked Racist Northam Photo After ‘Infanticide’ Mess


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On Saturday, Fox News’ Jesse Watters theorized that perhaps a Democrat was behind the release of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam‘s yearbook page showing a racist image. On that yearbook page from Northam’s medical school days, there is a photo of two people. One person is wearing blackface. The other person is wearing a Klan robe. After the photo came to light, many are calling on the governor to resign. So far, Northam says the photo is not him and he is not leaving his post. The unearthing of the photo comes just after Northam stirred controversy with his comments about late-term abortion. According to Watters, the timing may not have been mere coincidence and a Democrat may have even been behind the leak. “This is what my gut tells me,” he surmised, adding he had no hard proof. “He made such a mess with this infanticide situation…to say you Continue reading "Jesse Watters: Maybe Even a Democrat Leaked Racist Northam Photo After ‘Infanticide’ Mess"

Fox News’ Jesse Watters Snarks on Journalists: ‘Not That Bright,’ ‘They Live in Small Apartments’


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Fox News’ Jesse Watters got snarky mocking journalists tonight as unintelligent people who live in small apartments. The Five was talking about media accountability after the Telegraph apologized to First Lady Melania Trump for an article they ran and said they would pay substantial damages. The co-hosts discussed the distrust in the media when Watters said this:
“I think Americans need to realize something, Greg. Journalists are not that bright. These people––they didn’t graduate first in their class from Harvard, they live in small apartments in New York and DC, they don’t have a lot of money, they’re boring people at parties. If you line them up between bankers and advertising executives and lawyers, they rank dead last on intelligence. Think about it! They get stuff wrong all the time!”
“These people aren’t that intelligent,” he continued, “but they act superior, and they hate Donald Trump, and they’re riddled Continue reading "Fox News’ Jesse Watters Snarks on Journalists: ‘Not That Bright,’ ‘They Live in Small Apartments’"

Candace Owens Rips Alyssa Milano for KKK Talk: ‘You Want to Talk about Cultural Appropriation’


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On Saturday, Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens blasted Alyssa Milano for her recent tweet comparing MAGA hats to KKK hoods. Fox host Jesse Watters started the ball rolling by showing a clip of Milano as a child actor before noting as an adult she has gone to the “hard-core left.” He then asked Owens — who said she was too young to remember Who’s the Boss — what happened to Milano. “I only know this hard left insane person that tweets things that are ultimately — you can laugh at it but it is ultimately really offensive,” Owens said. “You want to talk about cultural appropriation,” Owens continued on. “Imagine being a white woman who has Continue reading "Candace Owens Rips Alyssa Milano for KKK Talk: ‘You Want to Talk about Cultural Appropriation’"

Fox News’ Jesse Watters: ‘Trump Lost The Battle’ So He Needs to ‘Win the War’ Now


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Fox News’ Jesse Watters said today that President Donald Trump only “lost the battle” today, but he hasn’t lost the war. The president today announced a deal to end the shutdown that the Senate approved late this afternoon, though the continuing resolution goes until February 15, at which point POTUS said he could potentially declare a national emergency. On The Five, Dana Perino remarked, “We are back where we began before the shutdown even started.” “I think Trump lost the battle so he’s got to win the war,” Watters said. “He’s got to get something out of an emergency declaration, and if he doesn’t get something done there, he has to flip the House in 2020.” Getting reelected in 2020, he added, could end up with Trump having more of a mandate for the wall funding. “The last shutdown was the Schumer shutdown,” he continued, “and that Continue reading "Fox News’ Jesse Watters: ‘Trump Lost The Battle’ So He Needs to ‘Win the War’ Now"

Fox News’ Jesse Watters: Gov’t Would Be Reopened Right Now ‘If We Had a Fair Media’


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As the hosts of Fox News’ The Five talked about the shutdown on day 31, Jesse Watters blamed the media in part for it lasting so long. He said that reporters should be asking all Democrats if they “believe that we should tear down the existing walls since they are immoral and since they obviously don’t work?” “You would have the government reopened right now,” Watters continued, “if we had a fair media in the country, because they would be asking these logical questions to Democrats and not protecting the Democratic position, and the intensity would be so strong on Nancy, she would have to come to the negotiating table.” Juan Williams countered that this isn’t about the media, “it’s about the president and his standing and what he considers to be a political symbol he can’t afford to lose on.” You can watch above, via Fox Continue reading "Fox News’ Jesse Watters: Gov’t Would Be Reopened Right Now ‘If We Had a Fair Media’"

Jesse Watters on Border Wall: ‘Doesn’t Nancy Pelosi Have a Wall Around Her House?’


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During a discussion on President Donald Trump‘s proposed border wall on Saturday, Fox News host Jesse Watters raised a question about Nancy Pelosi‘s wall around her own home. “Doesn’t Nancy Pelosi have a wall around her house?” Watters asked, prompting Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk to note the other Democrats who had a wall too. “And Maxine Waters,” Kirk opined before noting walls do work. “If walls don’t work. Why does the Vatican have them,” referring to the centuries-old walls. He continued on: “If walls don’t work, why does Israel and other countries start to build them?…[The Democrats] are intentionally demagoguing this subject. Kirk then said this: “We are behind the president 100%… it defends our sovereignty.” Watters’ question, by the way, is reminiscent of President Donald Trump‘s own argument justifying the border wall because Barack and Michelle Obama have one around their Washington DC home.

Fox News’ The Five Blasts Romney: ‘You’re Becoming a Scold Now!’


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five opened Wednesday’s show going on a tear against Mitt Romney for his op-ed denouncing President Donald Trump‘s lack of character. Greg Gutfeld pointed out how Romney’s now getting plaudits from the media that attacked in him 2012––the “strange new respect that’s gone by tomorrow.” Jesse Watters recalled the old line about Romney being a flip-flopper before saying, “We get it, Mitt. You have great character. You drink milk. You don’t curse. It’s clear, you’re a Mormon. You go to church every Sunday. You’re perfect. We get that. You’re becoming a scold now, though, a little bit, and it’s turning people off.” Watters added that Romney missed opportunities by not fighting back more against Barack Obama during the 2012 race. Dan Bongino, meanwhile, said he’s “pretty pissed about this,” calling Romney a “clown” and “the biggest fraud in politics.” Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Blasts Romney: ‘You’re Becoming a Scold Now!’"

Greg Gutfeld Defends Trump Getting Policy Cues From Fox News: We Have ‘Finger on the Pulse of America’


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Greg Gutfeld offered a defense of President Donald Trump making policy based on the advice he hears from Fox News and conservative talk radio, claiming such outlets have their “finger on the pulse of America.” On The Five Juan Williams criticized Trump for taking cues from talk radio over the shutdown showdown. The president pulled a 180 on wall funding this week after Fox News, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh loudly protested the short-term funding bill that did not include money for the wall. “It seems like Donald Trump hears something on Fox News or hears something on talk radio, and that influences his opinion,” Gutfeld said. “You can argue in a way, what he does — and I believe this as somebody who sits here and tries to think about the audience — that what he’s getting a signal from, is what do Americans want.” “And he Continue reading "Greg Gutfeld Defends Trump Getting Policy Cues From Fox News: We Have ‘Finger on the Pulse of America’"

Jesse Watters on Models Trump is Accused of Sexually Harassing: ‘He Gave Those Women a Lot of Opportunities!’


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Fox News host Jesse Watters dismissed allegations of sexual harassment against President Donald Trump on Tuesday night, claiming the former reality TV star helped his accusers’ careers and that he “cherishes women.” In a Fox News segment, Sean Hannity first condemned former President Bill Clinton for failing to apologize to Monica Lewinsky for his inappropriate sexual involvement with her, a point that liberal guest Jessica Tarlov agreed with. saying, “I think he absolutely should have apologized to her. I think that Hillary Clinton should also have said it was a mistake, and it was an abuse of power, that’s fundamental to the #MeToo movement.” “She never got the apology and let’s remember Hillary ran that war room — where they fought those bimbo eruptions, and that’s a so-called bimbo eruptions, that’s not even my language. They called her a floozy, a psycho, a grifter and a clinger,” Watters Continue reading "Jesse Watters on Models Trump is Accused of Sexually Harassing: ‘He Gave Those Women a Lot of Opportunities!’"

Jesse Watters Concedes He Would Have Been Apoplectic if Obama Skipped Arlington on Veterans Day


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On The Five Tuesday, a rare concession from Jesse Watters: the pro-Trump host admitted that he would have been apoplectic if former President Barack Obama had bailed on a visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day. Juan Williams made the point on Fox News: “I care as an American that my American president, and no White House official, celebrate veterans on Veterans Day. That’s unbelievable.” “Imagine if Obama did that?” Williams asked Watters. “If Obama did that, you would have apoplexy.” “It’s probably true,” Watters conceded. “I will take that point in stride. But I will say at least this president funds the military, unlike the last one.” Guest host Kennedy dismissed Williams’ comparison. “Obama didn’t even know the difference between Memorial Day and Veterans Day,” she declared. “I mean I was always offended by that. This isn’t someone who was beloved by the Continue reading "Jesse Watters Concedes He Would Have Been Apoplectic if Obama Skipped Arlington on Veterans Day"

Fox News’ Jesse Watters: Jim Acosta Thinks He’s the ‘Rosa Parks of The Press Corps’


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On Saturday, Fox News’ Jesse Watters ripped Jim Acosta and claimed the CNN White House reporter who recently got his White House press pass yanked thinks he’s the “Rosa Parks” of the press corps. During a segment about Acosta’s testy exchange with President Donald Trump that ultimately led to having his hard pass revoked, conservative political commentator Dinesh D’Souza said that the whole exchange reminded him of  “some of the skirmishes between [Ronald] Reagan and Sam Donaldson from the old days,” except Donaldson and Reagan “were grownups.” He then added: “With Jim Acosta, I’d have to say, I’m looking at an overgrown infant…When you are an emotional infant, you want to grab something, you don’t want to stop, you don’t know enough, you want another cookie, another piece of candy and you won’t take no for an answer. And the other thing is, you have a sense of Continue reading "Fox News’ Jesse Watters: Jim Acosta Thinks He’s the ‘Rosa Parks of The Press Corps’"

Fox News’ The Five Criticizes Jim Acosta Over Trump Presser: ‘Hostile to the President’


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Fox News’ The Five criticized CNN’s Jim Acosta for his confrontation with President Donald Trump at today’s fiery press conference. Dana Perino, who faced off with reporters as Bush White House press secretary, said she felt bad for the young woman who tried to take the microphone from Acosta. Jesse Watters said it’s different from normal reporter confrontations because Acosta was “refusing to let the president move on, refusing to hand over the microphone.” “He’s arguing with the president. He’s hostile to the president,” he continued. “This is not a question about a Watergate-era scandal, the future of the republic, war and peace. This is about how he’s characterizing the caravan. It’s a difference of opinion.” Martha MacCallum, meanwhile, remarked that it seemed like some members of the the press felt “emboldened in their rudeness,” even adding, “There were moments in there today that I actually Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Criticizes Jim Acosta Over Trump Presser: ‘Hostile to the President’"

Fox News Host Jesse Watters Accuses Media of ‘Hoping’ Trump’s Son ‘Gets Raped’


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Fox News host Jesse Watters attacked the media for supposedly “hoping” President Donald Trump’s  son “gets raped.” “You guys [the media] have been saying the president is a mentally ill, racist Nazi, Russian traitor who needs to be frog marched out of the White House, calling his daughter the C word and hoping his son gets raped,” Watters said on today’s airing of The Five. “And now you are mad because he calls you––fake news is the enemy of the American people? You guys can dish it out but you can’t take it.” Watters may be referencing actor Peter Fonda’s now-deleted tweet in which he said, “We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will will stand up against the giant a–hole she is married to. 90 million people in the streets on the same weekend Continue reading "Fox News Host Jesse Watters Accuses Media of ‘Hoping’ Trump’s Son ‘Gets Raped’"

Jesse Watters: No One Blamed Obama For ‘Anti-Police Rhetoric’ When Cops Were Executed Under Him


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Jesse Watters called foul on the media drawing a line from President Donald Trump‘s violent rhetoric to the violent incidents of last week: the pipe bombs mailed by one of his supporters to prominent Democrats and the media, and the massacre of 11 at a synagogue by a gunman who was enraged by the migrant caravan in Mexico. Watters first lamented that politicians in Philadelphia refused to join Trump as he visited the Pittsburgh synagogue, blaming the decision on partisan politics. “Unfortunately, politicians watch television and they get their cues,” he said. When The Five co-host Juan Williams claimed Trump’s rhetoric for contributing to the current climate, Watters called his comments “cheap.” Watters turned to former President Barack Obama, and the shootings of police officers that occurred during his administration. “I just want to say one thing. When there was shootings of police officers, and officers in Continue reading "Jesse Watters: No One Blamed Obama For ‘Anti-Police Rhetoric’ When Cops Were Executed Under Him"

Fox’s Jesse Watters Erupts on Juan Williams For Defending Migrant Caravan: Are You Calling Sara Carter a Liar?!


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Fox News’ Jesse Watters erupted on fellow The Five co-host Juan Williams Tuesday over the latter’s defense of the migrant caravan making its way from Central America to the United States. After Williams criticized “fear-mongering” about the caravan, Watters went off. He noted that Fox News contributor Sara Carter — who writes about the “Deep State” for her own website SaraCarter.com — is down in southern Mexico covering the caravan. “Sara Carter, one of your colleagues here at Fox News, went down there. You’re not there, she’s down there, she’s a colleague,” Williams said. Watters claimed that Carter has “confirmed” there are members of the MS-13 gang “among the caravan.” Watters did not cite any of Fox News’s own reporters on the ground covering the caravan. And then, raising his voice: “If you’re going to sit there and call your colleague a liar, while you’re sitting on your Continue reading "Fox’s Jesse Watters Erupts on Juan Williams For Defending Migrant Caravan: Are You Calling Sara Carter a Liar?!"

Convicted Ex-Trump Advisor George Papadopoulos Reportedly Hopes Fox News Will Get Him Back in Game


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On Saturday, convicted ex-Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told his story to Fox News’ Jesse Watters. It seems, though, that if he has his way, he may soon be on Fox News a lot more. On Saturday, The Daily Beast reported that Papadopoulos appears to be on a mission to get back in the game and is getting chummy with Trump pal Sean Hannity to do it. The Daily Beast reports:
A source close to Papadopoulos told The Daily Beast that the former Trump campaign figure has become chummy with Sean Hannity, one of Fox’s biggest stars and one of President Trump’s top confidants. Papadopoulos plans to be a guest on the show in the upcoming week.
Papadopoulos has also been active on Twitter and tweeted out about his appearance on Watters World, which actually aired on the 20th.

Jesse Watters Asks Eric Trump: Does Rosie O’Donnell Work for You?


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On Saturday, Watters’ World host Jesse Watters asked First Son Eric Trump if Rosie O’ Donnell was on the Trump payroll. The comment came during a Rosie-bashing session sparked by the Trump-opposing comedienne’s comments on MSNBC claiming she wants to send the military to the White House to get POTUS. “Could you imagine if you had said about President Obama we should send the military to the White House and take him out?” Watters said to Eric Trump. “Game over,” Eric replied. He added: “She appears every two months and then she embarrasses herself and she disappears…it’s like a game of whack-a-mole.” “Does she work for you?” Watters asked with a smile. “Because it seems like every time she says something it helps the president…Is he paying her, honestly?” Eric replied by pointing out how America is winning under Trump and musing what it would be like Continue reading "Jesse Watters Asks Eric Trump: Does Rosie O’Donnell Work for You?"

Jesse Watters Defends Trump’s ‘Horseface’ Remark: The Left Applauded Ivanka Being Called the C-Word


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Fox News host Jesse Watters defended President Donald Trump calling Stormy Daniels “horseface” in a tweet, as Watters pointed to the left supposedly praising the use of the c-word against Ivanka Trump. “The president obviously said she’s a horseface or whatever on Twitter and now everybody on the left is upset about that,” Watters said. “I wouldn’t say that but here’s what I would say, the left has used the word ‘C’ word to describe people in the Trump family and everybody applauded that.” Watters’ comments, which came as The Five discussed a court tossing out Daniels and Michael Avenatti‘s defamation suit against Trump, referenced TBS talk show host Samantha Bee insulting Ivanka by calling her a “feckless cunt,” which she later apologized for. “They fantasized about killing the president, they call him a fatso, Nazi, mental patient, they love that kinda language — and now all Continue reading "Jesse Watters Defends Trump’s ‘Horseface’ Remark: The Left Applauded Ivanka Being Called the C-Word"