For those who don't know, on Thursday, news broke that The President of the United States, when discussing immigration, couldn't understand why were allowing in so many people from "shithole" countries, and openly mused on why we couldn't bring in more people from countries like Norway, i.e. whiter countries. Of course, without skipping a beat, that very same night, Fox News jumped to the defense of the President.
For the TL;DR crowd, or in this case TL;DW, some of the highlights are Jesse Watters saying,
"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’re at a bar, and you’re from Wisconsin, and you’re thinking, 'They’re bringing in a bunch of Haiti people, or El Salvadorians, or people from Niger.’ This is how some people talk."
Then, Tucker Carlson, not willing to be out-racist-ed said on his show,
"So, if you say Norway is a better place to live, and Haiti is kind of a hole, well, anyone who’s been to those countries or has lived in them would agree. But we’re jumping up and down, ‘Oh, you can’t say that.’ Why can’t you say that?"
Mira had no time for this:
Jesse Watters' remark that Trump's base would approve of the President's "s-hole countries" comment was uncalled for. Fox, as usual, is not responding to the vile nature of his comment and, instead, pander to the president's base. Shame on you. POTUS should be censured.— Mira (@mmctec) January 12, 2018
Whereas Frank unleashed his anger:
@TheFive Jesse Watters you suck now more than ever Greg and Kimberly are the only ones over there who is worth anything and you people are so disgusting anymore I can't even watch the show Juan you piece of disgraceful trash if it wasn't for Trump nobody would watch you#jokers— Frank Enrico (@ChefFrankEnrico) January 12, 2018
This person was skeptical that people in Wisconsin really spoke like that:
While this person wondered if there was another Wisconsin:
Wow. I guess I've been to the wrong bars in Wisconsin, because in the ones I went to, people spoke with surprising dignity and kindness.— An American Progressive. (@brennan_meinke) January 12, 2018
Josh wasn't sure he knew how to speak this new racist code language:
Jayson wondered if it was some kind of code:
Jesse Watters said that Trump’s comments are talk that men say in a bar, is that like I can grab them by the pussy??— Jayson (@gotch6874) January 12, 2018
And Paolo had his finger on the pulse:
Fox News and its lineup of racists, such as Jesse Watters, think that most Americans think like Trump. Most Americans, in my experience, think that Trump is a moron.— Paolo Polledri (@paolo_sf) January 12, 2018