'Can You Imagine?!': Watters, MacCallum on Trump Getting Blasted for Hugging a Child on NC Visit
In Wednesdays with Watters on "The Story," Jesse Watters reacted to President Trump getting ripped by critics for hugging a young boy during a trip to hurricane-ravaged Craven County, N.C.
Trump was handing out meals to displaced residents in New Bern when a boy asked for a hug.
The responses to this are so depressing. Even hugging a kid is something to criticize. https://t.co/p2QKFp7COl
— Martha MacCallum (@marthamaccallum) September 19, 2018
The president smiled and hugged the boy, setting off a storm of backlash from critics that MacCallum deemed "depressing."
Among the many critics, one asked whether the boy "got a check" from the Trump Organization, or why Trump would hug a child when "he doesn't even hug his own kids."
He doesn't care about children or he wouldn't have them locked up in cages. Paid actor, all planned!
— @Kayleelyn (@KayleeLyn402) September 20, 2018
Barron just cried a little watching that. Why doesn't dad want to hug me?
— Wendy Wood (@WWoodUK) September 19, 2018
"Can you imagine, you're the president and you get criticized for hugging a child?" Watters asked.
He said that when former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) hugged President Obama after Hurricane Sandy "that was bad," but that this situation was not politically relevant.
Watters also dismissed criticism that Trump hugged the boy "because he's white," after critics said Trump did not hug anyone in majority-Hispanic Puerto Rico after a hurricane there last year.
Watch "Wednesdays With Watters" above!