During FoxNews.com’s coverage of Tuesday night’s primary, Jesse Watters smirked as he said about Donald Trump, “Next time he should probably punch the protester in the face. His numbers will go way up.” Watters was joking, but still...
Cohost Melissa Francis objected. But a woman could be heard giggling offscreen.
Joking or not, there’s no excuse for a news host to be suggesting a candidate - or anyone - punch anybody else. We can just imagine how Fox would be shrieking if an MSNBC host urged Hillary Clinton to punch someone.
But Watters is not the only Fox News host looking for someone to get punched in the face. In 2013, Andrea Tantaros asked her radio show listeners to “do me a favor” and punch an Obama supporter “in the face.”
She still has her Fox News host job, too.
Watch Watters below, from FoxNews.com’s Super Tuesday Digital Special.