Jesse Watters and the panel on "The Five" reacted to President Trump's pointed criticisms of socialism during Tuesday's State of the Union Address.

Trump appeared to target the ideology of self-described Democratic Socialists Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York during his speech.

Ocasio-Cortez later claimed that Trump engaged in "ad hominem" attacks and said that the president is "losing" on several fronts.

"How does it become an ad hominem attack when you criticize socialism? Socialism has been responsible for starving and death and a century of hell," Greg Gutfeld said.

Watters said that Trump is "so blunt" in his delivery of remarks that he will soon "turn 'socialism' into a political slur."


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Trump has a history of pinning nicknames on his rivals and latching onto terms championed by his opponents, like when former Hillary Clinton referred to his supporters as residing in a "basket of Deplorables."

Watters considered whether Ocasio-Cortez and others have thought deeply about their policy proposals, including the "green new deal."

"They want to eliminate fossil fuels," Watters said, adding that without gas stations, people will be forced to purchase electric cars.

"What about NASCAR?" he asked of the rural American tradition that could not operate without thousands of gallons of Sunoco fuel.

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