Fox News host Jesse Watters and his colleagues on The Five accused John Oliver on Tuesday of having no room to rip conservatives opposing an influx of Syrian refugees because he’s English, Media Matters reported.
“I think Oliver should be thanking the Pilgrims, because without the Pilgrims bringing religious freedom here, we wouldn’t be bringing in all of these Muslims, right? Right?” Watters said. “You know it’s also funny, first the refugees, they compare them to orphans. Then the refugees are tourists, and now they’re just little old Pilgrims. Why even vet them, they seem so safe?”
The segment began with a brief clip from Oliver’s commentary on this week’s episode of Last Week Tonight attacking GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee in particular for stirring up anti-refugee sentiment.
“Every generation has had its own ugly reaction to refugees, whether they are the Irish, the Vietnamese, the Cubans, or the Haitians,” Oliver said at the time. “And those fears have been broadly unfounded. In fact, there was only one time in American history where the fear of refugees wiping everyone out did actually come true, and we’ll all be sitting around a table celebrating it on Thursday.”
While Watters argued that there was no proper way to vet the refugees, neither he nor his colleagues mentioned Oliver’s statement — backed up by data from the Migration Policy Institute — that only three of the 784,000 refugees allowed into the country since the 9/11 attacks have been arrested in connection with planning terrorist activities.
“It is always interesting to listen to a condescending British person tell you about colonialism,” co-host Dana Perino said. “The British were so much better at colonialism than the Pilgrims.”
Watch the discussion, as posted by Media Matters, below.
John Oliver warns Trump didn’t have an ‘Ebenezer Scrooge moment’ deciding to be ‘good’ — he’s still Trump
The best thing you can say about Donald Trump is that he "maybe hasn't eaten a dolphin before," John Oliver joked on his Sunday episode of "Last Week Tonight."
Oliver warned people that while Trump had a "change of heart" about Iran it was only about Iran. "He didn't have an Ebenezer Scrooge moment, threw open a window and yelled, 'I'm going to be good from now on!'" the host explained. "No, he just didn't bomb some people."
As Fox News explained, the drown that Iran shot down was not simply one from Amazon. Oliver said it wasn't like Trump said, "Alexa, send a drone to surveil Iran." According to Fox's genius analysis, those drones cost actual money.
Tomi Lahren sadly has her own mom confirm she isn’t racist in Fox News special about herself
Conservative firebrand Tomi Lahren hosted a Fox News special that aired Sunday about herself.
After watching the Superbowl performance by Beyoncé’s Lahren said the act was an attempt to prove that “black lives matter more” than white lives.
‘Frenetic, incompetent, sloppy’ Trump transition team was a ‘disaster’ trying to set up government: report
Sunday, Axios' revealed on their HBO show that they had obtained leaked documents that showed all of the research President Donald Trump's transitioned did on possible appointees and the individuals who became cabinet officials. What was uncovered, however, is what the researches were afraid of and prioritized the most when considering the appointees.
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan called the documents one of the most significant leaks that the site had ever received.