By Rondell Pettus
FOX News commentator Jesse Watters has defended President Donald Trump from charges of racism. Watters said Trump could not be racist because “he has lots of black friends.”
“I see lots of pictures and TV shows with Trump and black people,” said Watters. “I’m sure when they come over to his parties he keeps plenty of barbecue and malt liquor stocked.”
This isn’t the first time Watters has got in trouble for making racist comments. Last year, he had to apologize for an offensive piece where he mocked residents of Chinatown.
“My man-on-the-street interviews are meant to be taken as tongue-in-cheek and I regret if anyone found offense,” said Watters. “As a political humorist, the Chinatown segment was intended to be a light piece, as all Watters World segments are.”
However, Watters’ views are shared by Donald Trump Jr. He defended his father in an interview with the Daily Caller.
“I’ve seen the things he’s done. You know it’s amazing — all the rappers, all his African American friends, from Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, have pictures with him,” said Trump Jr.
A few weeks ago, the president got in trouble when he said we needed to import more people from Norway and referred to African countries and Haiti as “sh*thole countries.” He also was surprised to learn that all black people were not on welfare.
Trump based his presidential campaign on appealing to the fears of white America. He demonized Mexican immigrants by calling them rapists and drug dealers and has surrounded himself with white supremacists such as Steve Bannon, Sebastian Gorka and current White House adviser Stephen Miller. (Bannon and Gorka have both been fired from the White House.)
Miller is the driving force behind Trump’s plans to reduce immigration from non-white countries. Trump has proposed to cut legal immigration in half.