Fox Information host Jesse Watters defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE‘s reported comment calling Haiti and a few African nations “shithole nations” Thursday, arguing that the “forgotten women and men” who make up the president’s base would approve of the comment.
On Fox Information’s “The 5,” Watters fought again towards criticism from Democrats and a few Republicans over Trump’s comment, which some have deemed racist and offensive to immigrants from these nations.
“That is how the forgotten women and men of America discuss on the bar,” Watters instructed his co-hosts.
“In case you’re at a bar, and also you’re in Wisconsin, and also you suppose they’re bringing in a bunch of Haiti folks, or El Salvadorians, or folks from Niger, that is how some folks discuss,” he mentioned.
“Is it swish? No,” he added. “Is it well mannered or delicate? Completely not. Is it somewhat offensive? In fact it’s. However you understand what? This does not transfer the needle in any respect.”
“That is who Trump is … and if he offends some folks, wonderful,” Watters concluded.
Trump confronted heavy criticism from each events on Thursday after The Washington Publish reported that he had referred to Haiti and a few African nations as “shithole nations” throughout a heated assembly with lawmakers on immigration.
The White Home issued a press release in response to the story and didn’t deny Trump’s use of the time period.
“Sure Washington politicians select to combat for international nations, however President Trump will at all times combat for the American folks,” White Home spokesman Raj Shah mentioned.
In December, The New York Occasions reported Trump once suggested Haitian immigrants “all have AIDS,” and Nigerian immigrants would by no means “return to their huts” if granted entrance to the U.S.
The White Home swiftly denied that report on the time, calling the claims “outrageous.”