Well, he’s back at it. On Monday on the Fox News panel show The Five, Watters made an offhand reference that’s offending many viewers.
Juan Williams subtly calls out Jesse Watters right as he says: “[Merit-based] would cut legal immigration by bringing in the best and brightest. So we don't bring in some guy's uncle from Zimbabwe.”pic.twitter.com/V6D8xUNPwL
— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) July 30, 2018
During a discussion with fellow panelist Juan Williams about President Trump’s merit-based immigration policy, Watters used a tone-deaf example.
“That would cut legal immigration by bringing in the best and brightest,” he said. “So we don’t bring in some guy’s uncle from Zimbabwe.”
Williams scoffed, “Zimbabwe?” — before Watters tried to backpedal, throwing out Thailand as another example of where some guy’s uncle might emigrate from.
In no time, viewers tweeted a mix of reasoned replies, shady retorts, and straight-up insults to Watters.
America is great because we offer opportunity to everyone – including some guy’s uncle from Zimbabwe. https://t.co/TDl3nMivEy
— Danielle Butcher (@DaniSButcher) July 31, 2018
Does Jesse think he would be eligible for merit based immigration? Because Jesse is neither Best nor brightest. https://t.co/zlzaKST5Bs
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 31, 2018
I would trade Watters and Trump straight up for the uncle from Zimbabwe sight unseen.
— Jon Blumenfeld (@jblumenfeld100) July 31, 2018
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