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Fox News host’s ‘uncle from Zimbabwe’ comment is causing a stir

During a discussion with fellow panelist Juan Williams about President Trump’s merit-based immigration policy, Fox News host Jesse Watters used a tone-deaf example.

“That would cut legal immigration by bringing in the best and brightest,” he said. “So we don’t bring in some guy’s uncle from Zimbabwe.”

Williams scoffed, “Zimbabwe?” — before Watters tried to backpedal, throwing out Thailand as another example of where some guy’s uncle might emigrate from.

In no time, viewers tweeted a mix of reasoned replies, shady retorts, and straight-up insults to Watters.