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NY State Sen. Condemns Jesse Watters’ Chinatown Segment: ‘Hope You Don’t Come Back’

jesse wattersThe New York state senator whose district includes Chinatown sent out a statement blasting Fox News’ Jesse Watters for his controversial segment speaking with people in Chinatown.

Watters indulged in a couple of stereotypes about Asian culture and, naturally, that bothered a lot of people. Watters followed up on Twitter by saying it was all in good fun and he’s sorry if anyone was offended.

But State Sen. Daniel Squadron issued a statement expressing disgust with the whole thing:

Under the guise of asking residents of Manhattan’s Chinatown their thoughts on Donald Trump, O’Reilly Factor correspondent Jesse Watters brought the kind of disrespect to my constituents that has been all too common this election cycle: stereotyping, mockery and a thinly veiled disdain for immigrants.

Unfortunately, one of the real costs of Trump’s divisiveness is the climate of racism and disrespect it’s made commonplace in our national discourse. That’s unacceptable in Chinatown, unacceptable in New York, and must be unacceptable on Fox News.

And to Jesse Watters: welcome to my district — hope you don’t come back.

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