Fox host complains inner-city crime "more offensive" than Trump's "shithole" comments

Fox host complains inner-city crime "more offensive" than Trump's "shithole" comments

Jesse Watters: "This is either fake news" or simply "how the forgotten men and women in America talk"

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From the January 11 edition of Fox News' The Five

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JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST):  I think it's either fake news or if it's true, this is how the forgotten men and women in America talk at the bar. This is how Trump relates to people. If you are in a bar and you're in Wisconsin and you're thinking they are bringing a bunch of Haiti people or El Salvadorans or people from Niger, this is how some people talk. Is it graceful? No. Is it polite or delicate? Absolutely not. Is it a little offensive? Of course it is. But you know what, this doesn't move the needle at all. This is who Trump is. He doesn't care. He shoots from the hip. And if he offends some people, fine. There are so, many more offensive things that are happening in this world. We just talked about ISIS beheading people, there is crime in the inner city, people are getting kicked off welfare. 

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I'm trying to put it in perspective here and an off the cuff comment from the president isn't a big deal. 

Previously:

CNN analyst: Trump saying immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, and Africa come from "shithole countries" is "straight up racist"

White Fox host: Black NFL players should devote more time talking about black violence instead of police brutality

Fox's Guilfoyle says Black Lives Matter would be powerful if they "behaved in the right way"

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Race & Ethnicity, Immigration
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CNN
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Jesse Watters, Juan Williams, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino, Donald Trump, Greg Gutfeld
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The Five
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