The Five co-host Jesse Watters ripped up a piece of paper belonging to former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile and joked, “Hey, I pulled a Pelosi. You guys liked it when she did it!”
After receiving a scolding text from his mom, Watters said he’ll apologize to Brazile if Nancy Pelosi says sorry to President Trump for tearing up his speech at the State of the Union address.
The silliness unfolded while “The Five” panel was discussing Barack Obama’s laughable attempt to take credit for the Trump economic boom.
'Latest con job': Trump, White House mock Obama's attempt to steal credit for sizzling economy https://t.co/IEYZEaJJXo via @BIZPACReview
— CSM (@usacsmret) February 18, 2020
Brazile — the former lackey of two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton — claimed that President Trump inherited a strong economy from Obama.
Therefore, she said Trump doesn’t deserve full credit for the sizzling economy that rocketed under his tenure.
Yeah, Team Trump is gonna win this argument. pic.twitter.com/PmfcCjzkdA
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) February 19, 2020
“Things got better under Barack Obama,” Brazile said. “The stock market got better, wages started going up, and the number of uninsured Americans went down. The fact is that President Trump inherited a 4.7% unemployment rate. Wages began to go up under Barack Obama.”
Brazile continued: “I also have graphs and maps, anything you need.”
That’s when Watters jokingly ripped up one of her sheets of papers. “Hey, I pulled a Pelosi,” he said. “You guys liked it when she did it!”
To her credit, Brazile did not get upset since she realized it was a joke to prove a point.
Brazile replied, “You know what, Jesse? You can shred it. It doesn’t matter [because I’m right].”
(Video: The Five)
Jesse Watters later read the scolding text he received from his mom during a commercial break. Jesse has previously revealed that his mom is a “liberal Democrat.”
Watters said: “My mom actually just texted me and said, ‘Tearing that up was inexcusable, obnoxious, and beyond wretched, as well as utterly disrespectful behavior. Apologize.'”
Watters then said: “So I will apologize…when Nancy apologizes.”
To that, Brazile replied: “You know what? You should listen to your mother.”
While Brazile handled the situation good-naturedly, many Fox News fans wonder why the network hired her when she was caught leaking debate questions to Hillary Clinton in order to rig the 2016 Democrat primary in her friend’s favor.
At the time, Brazile was the interim chair of the Democratic National Committee.
In Time essay, Donna Brazile admits sending CNN town-hall questions to the campaigns https://t.co/QX36FpM9gc pic.twitter.com/ajt3W6cQSp
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) March 17, 2017
In October 2016, Brazile was fired by CNN, where she had worked as an on-air analyst.
For a long time after President Trump was elected, Brazile was one of the many Trump-haters who refused to accept him as the duly-elected president.
In March 2019 — around the time that Fox News hired her because she was a pariah to left-wing cable outlets — Brazile finally admitted that she kinda-sorta accepts Trump as the legitimate president.
Ed Henry asks debate cheat Donna Brazile if she’ll finally accept Trump as legitimate POTUS after crushing Mueller blow https://t.co/hFAwKr09aI pic.twitter.com/c8WCGPyw0H
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 25, 2019
In July 2019, the President echoed the sentiments of millions of Fox News viewers when he tweeted his disgust at Brazile’s hiring.
Trump tweeted: “Impossible to believe that Fox News has hired Donna Brazile, the person fired by CNN (after they tried to hide the bad facts and failed) for giving Crooked Hillary Clinton the questions to a debate, something unimaginable. Now she is all over Fox.”
Unlike CNN and MSNBC, Fox News is not monolithic. While CNN employs a few “Republican” hosts, they all hate Trump. CNN and MSNBC do not employ any full-time hosts who support Trump.
In contrast, Fox News employs a large stable of leftist contributors and anchors who dislike Trump, like Chris Wallace and Arthel Neville. That’s in addition to FNC’s stable of conservative opinion hosts (like Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham) who are Trump supporters.
So Fox News actually has a diversity of opinion among its hosts, while CNN and MSNBC do not.
(Source: Airport broadcast)
Most importantly, the opinion hosts at Fox News do not hide their right-leaning bias, while CNN pretends that its left-wing opinion hosts like Don Lemon, Brian Stelter, and Chris “Fredo” Cuomo are straight-news “journalists.”
In reality, they are left-wing political operatives masquerading as objective journalists.
You can only lie to your audience for so long before they realize you’re gaslighting them. That’s why CNN’s ratings are dismal.
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