The media today seems more concerned about the staff in the White House than with any President in history. Every time someone is replaced, the story goes out to the world as if it’s an unstable environment for our country because someone quit or was fired in a White House that employs roughly 2000+ people. However, the position that might be of most interest to anyone wanting to destabilize the opinion of the President in the minds of voters are the advisers that the President keeps close to himself.
Unlike many Presidents before, the American people have a direct window into what this President thinks at all sorts of times, due to his use of social media. While some of his tweets are controversial, no one would disagree that they’re informative as to what he considers to be important.
One of the President’s recent tweets that caught the attention of the left had to do with his quoting Fox News host Jesse Watters. The leftist publication Crooks and Liars projecting from this one tweet that Watters might be on track to be a Presidential adviser:
“The former butt-boy of Bill O’Reilly, ‘Chinatown‘ Jesse Watters is the latest Fox News pundit elevated to presidential advisor for Donald Trump.
Watters, just another Fox Newser who cheated on his wife and was suspended for a week by making a blowjob joke at Ivanka Trump’s expense is now the latest to get the atta-boy treatment from Trump via Twitter.
He is one of Trump’s biggest cheerleaders on Fox News’ The Five so it was not surprising during his own Watters World television show that after he attacked the FBI and FISA process and proclaimed the Hillary Clinton investigation during the election a shame that he would be rewarded.
That’s music to Trump’s ears, but you would think the ‘President’ of the United States would have much better things to do on a Saturday than watch Fox News, right? Wrong.”
“The FBI closed the case on Hillary, which was a rigged investigation. They exonerated her even before they ever interviewed her, they never even put her under oath…..” and much more. So true Jesse! @WattersWorld
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2018
While quoting something that someone said on television is hardly the same thing as hiring them to work for you as an advisor, conservatives might not be entirely against the President hiring someone with a similar background to Watters.
Despite the fact that the Fox News host is far from being above reproach, he, like the President, is known for being straightforward and speaking his mind. A quick search on the news host informs us that Watters Jesse Watters (born July 9, 1978) is an American conservative political commentator and while he did frequently appear on the political talk show The O’Reilly Factor hosted by Bill O’Reilly, there’s no indication that the two had a personal relationship.
Watters is probably best known for his man-on-the-street interviews, featured in his segment of the show, “Watters’ World”. In January 2017, Watters became the host of his weekly Watters’ World show, and in April 2017, he became a co-host of the roundtable series The Five.
He attended the William Penn Charter School through junior year, then moved with his family to Long Islandin New York. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, in 2001 with a B.A. in History. His background as a political commentator has taken up the majority of his career, and many consider him to be a solid opinion.
No one is saying that Watters is headed for the White House to work as an advisor, however, if he did, it might be more realistic and productive than some of the advisors that former President Obama played host to while in office. According to Billboard, “Obama embraced hip-hop more than any of his predecessors: He’s referenced Jay Z’s lyrics and Kanye West in speeches, released playlists on Spotify that included Nas, Chance the Rapper, Mos Def and Method Man, and was caught dancing to Drake’s ‘Hot Line Bling’ at a White House event.
And in a recent televised concert celebrating the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Obama was shown rapping along when Public Enemy’s Chuck D performed ‘Fight the Power.’
Ice Cube called Obama an anomaly.
Throughout his presidency, which ends when President-elect Donald Trump takes office on Friday, Obama paved a way for several rap stars to enter the White House for political discussion and musical performances.
Concerts have taken place at the White House since the 1800s when President John Adams was the first occupant. A few rappers, such as Run-DMC, visited the mansion to meet previous presidents over the years.
But the Obama administration gave them a prominent role. In 2011, Common performed poetry at an event at the White House, though Big Sean’s 2014 performance is considered by some to be the first true rap performance at there, when he joined Ariana Grande for ‘Right There.’
Since then, a barrage of rappers have taken the stage there, including Wale and Kendrick Lamar, whom Obama has praised often (he cited Lamar’s “How Much a Dollar Cost from the rapper’s black-empowerment album To Pimp a Butterfly as his favorite song of 2015).”
While the eloquent liberals at Crooks and Liars no doubt meant their piece to be a joke, it might just be a good idea for the President to consider.
Do you think the President should hire Jesse Watters as an advisor? Let us know in the comments!