Fox News host Jesse Watters spoke about President Obama — for endorsing specific Democratic candidates for the midterm elections — during a segment on “The Five” on Thursday evening, the Daily Caller reported.
.@JesseBWatters on Obama reemerging for the midterms: “We’re in a new environment and for Obama to get back out there…I think actually hurts the Democrats.” #TheFive https://t.co/oJgVyEEVi6 pic.twitter.com/ZBAR8FRD10
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 2, 2018
“I think the country already rejected a third Obama term when they rejected Hillary Clinton. And Obama doesn’t do very well when he’s not on the ballot. Remember, he just got shellacked in both midterms during his presidency,” Watters began.
“I don’t believe the country wants to look backwards. I think the country wants to look forwards,” Watters continued. “What we saw during the Obama years were terrible economy, racial riots, and a lot of consternation in the public. There wasn’t a lot of good things that were happening.”
Watters was referencing a list of endorsements Obama handed out to Democratic candidates on Wednesday. The former president notably didn’t endorse Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who defeated incumbent Joe Crowley in the primary for New York’s 14th congressional district, or Andrew Cuomo, who’s running for reelection to be governor of New York for a third term.
Today I’m proud to endorse such a wide and impressive array of Democratic candidates – leaders as diverse, patriotic, and big-hearted as the America they’re running to represent: pic.twitter.com/gWzalQhFas
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 1, 2018