Jesse Watters Self-Owns With Stunningly Clueless Take On Trump Foes

"The level of self-awareness here is in the deep negatives," one commenter wrote.

Jesse Watters complained on Tuesday that “people will say anything for a paycheck,” and his critics pointed out he was living proof.

The Fox News host was discussing the hush money trial against former President Donald Trump.

Prosecutors allege that Trump, working with National Enquirer publisher David Pecker, engaged in a “catch and kill” scheme to squash potentially damaging stories about Trump’s past ahead of the 2016 election, and then falsified business records to cover up hush money payments.

The stories they sought to suppress included claims from two women — former Playboy model Karen McDougal and porn actor Stormy Daniels — that said they had affairs with Trump in the mid-2000s. An ex-Trump Tower doorman, Dino Sajudin, had also claimed that Trump fathered a child with another ex-employee in the 1980s, a story that reportedly turned out to be false.

“These are the kind of things celebrities and billionaires like Trump deal with,” Watters said.

“People will say anything for a paycheck,” he added.

Watters has spewed plenty of racist, misogynistic, dishonest and just-plain-weird takes on Fox News over the years, prompting even his own mother to express alarm over his on-air conduct.

His employer settled a defamation lawsuit for $787.5 million last year after Dominion, a voting systems company, sued the conservative network for promoting falsehoods about the 2020 election.

The irony of Watters’ remark was not lost on critics, after a clip was circulated on X (formerly Twitter).

“The level of self-awareness here is in the deep negatives,” one commenter wrote.

“How much did you get paid to say that?” another comment read.

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