Jesse Watters: 'Everything Schneiderman Accused Trump of Being... He Is Himself'


A bombshell article dropped by The New Yorker on Monday leveled serious allegations against Democrat New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, allegations which forced him to resign from his powerful office mere hours after the story was published.

The disturbingly graphic accusations made by four women — two anonymously and two on the record — who were romantically involved with Schneiderman over the years detailed incredibly abusive and violent behavior toward them of a physical, psychological, racial and sexual nature.

The accusations were quite ironic, given Schneiderman’s outspoken support for the #MeToo movement and his vociferous opposition to all things related to President Donald Trump, who he has accused of being sexually abusive toward women and a racist.

On Fox News channel’s “The Five” on Tuesday, co-host Jesse Watters succinctly described the hypocrisy of the entire situation.

“Everything that Schneiderman accused Donald Trump of being — racist, sexually aggressive and a fraud — he is himself,” Watters said.

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“So, richly ironic, and he was one of the loudest and most effective anti-Trump crusaders.”

“When you think about all of the lawsuits that he brought against the Trump Foundation, Trump University, legal action against DACA, against sanctuary city defunding, against the travel ban as well, census reform, health care reform, almost every Trump initiative he tried to fight,” Watters continued.

Watters noted that the Schneiderman story was broken by Ronan Farrow, joking that “if Farrow is doing a story about you, you’re in deep trouble.” Farrow is the same investigative reporter who broke the Harvey Weinstein scandal that opened up the deluge of allegations against the top Hollywood mogul and Democrat donor.

“To the point about these Democrats coming forward and trying to silence the victims — this happens in both parties where you can make a choice between your ideals and victims, or choosing the powerful and the money,” Watters continued.

Do you think the left is often guilty of projection?

“And a lot of the time in the past people have chose to side with the powerful and the money, and now people aren’t doing that anymore and I think that’s pretty refreshing.”

Watters hit the nail on the head with his assessment of the allegations against Schneiderman and how they relate to the shift in our culture as of late.

He also rightly pointed out the extreme irony in the fact that the now-former attorney general, heralded as a “superhero” of the anti-Trump wing on the progressive left, stands accused of exactly what he has accused Trump of doing.

It would take too long to list the countless examples of similar hypocrisy and irony of those on the left who routinely accuse figures on the right of doing that which they are guilty of themselves.

Suffice to say, this is but the latest example and odds are it won’t be the last.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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