Fox News host Juan Williams caused an uproar on set Tuesday when he mentioned President Donald Trump’s alleged affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels just hours before the president’s State of the Union Address.
During the opening segment on The Five, host Jesse Watters began by teasing the president’s upcoming speech.
“The president is going to be on teleprompter,” Watters proclaimed. “And a lot of people that support President Trump love teleprompter Trump. We used to make fun of Barack Obama when he was on the teleprompter. But we love President Trump when he’s on the teleprompter.”
“It’s going to be a lot of recounting all the winning,” he added. “Which could take a very long time. Especially, with all the applause.”
“I’m just overwhelmed by the winning,” Williams replied sarcastically. “It’s been so much winning. So, when I look at the numbers, it’s just so overwhelming.”
“I am thrilled, Jesse,” the left-leaning Fox News host continued. “Because I understand as his guest he’ll have like Stormy Daniels maybe or how about [accused sexual predator and former RNC treasurer] Steve Wynn.”
“Cheap shot!” Watters exclaimed as the rest of the panel groaned. “He should bring [Monica] Lewinsky.”
“It was a $130,000 shot,” Williams replied, referring to Trump alleged payout in exchange for Daniels’ silence.
In the end, the Fox News host said that he hoped Trump made an attempt to unify the country.
“But my fear is, is that’s not Donald Trump,” Williams lamented.
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This story first ran at Salon in November of 2018.
Danish media crushes ‘questionable real estate agent’ Trump for his ‘absurd’ snub of their country
President Donald Trump has found himself getting skewered by the Danish media after he abruptly canceled a planned meeting with the Danish prime minister after she refused to sell Greenland to the United States.
Copenhagen-based newspaper Berlingske on Wednesday published several articles and editorials that took Trump to task for snubbing an important European ally because it would not entertain selling him Greenland.
The paper's lead editorial, for example, declared Trump's cancellation "absurd" and said that he was deeply harming his country's relationship with Denmark.