Juan Williams Battles Fox Co-Hosts: Trump Finds ‘Political Value’ in Going After People of Color


Fox News’ Juan Williams clashed with his co-hosts on The Five today over President Trump‘s use of “Pocahontas” to go after Elizabeth Warren.

Yesterday Trump said it again at an event honoring Navajo code talkers, and Warren said in response, “It was deeply unfortunate that the President of the United States cannot even make it through a ceremony honoring these heroes without having to throw out a racial slur.”

Jesse Watters brought up how “the media totally lost it” over the remark from the President. Greg Gutfeld argued that they’re being disingenuous about it being a smear in this particular context, because he’s “basically saying, ‘Liz Warren, you’re not Pocahontas. You pretended to be a Native American, but you’re not a Native American.'”

He likened it to someone watching CNN’s Chris Cuomo and dryly commenting, “Good job, Cronkite.”

Juan Williams pushed back on his “spinning,” and they got into a back-and-forth over Trump’s intent in taking that shot at Warren at that particular event.

They played video of some of the media reactions, including Don Lemon‘s monologue telling Trump “just because you say you’re not racist doesn’t make it so,” and Williams said the CNN host had a “legitimate point.”

“He finds it just very valuable politically,” Williams said, “to attack people of color in this country.”

Gutfeld fired back, “What color is Paul Ryan? What color is Hillary Clinton? What color is Marco Rubio? What color is anybody at Fox News or CNN that he’s attacked?”

Williams insisted that Trump “finds political advantage and value in making whipping boys out of people of color.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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