Watch: Fox News host likens Donald Trump's 'hush money payment to paying for a haircut'

Watch: Fox News host likens Donald Trump's 'hush money payment to paying for a haircut'

Fox News is not taking the news of former President Donald Trump's indictment in New York very well, Rolling Stone reports.

Per Rolling Stone, host Jesse Watters lamented Trump is facing the consequences of his actions "over sex."

Additionally, Rolling Stone reporter, Nikki Mccann Ramírez, tweeted a clip from a Fox News segment following the indictment, writing, "Jesse Watters reacts to Trump indictment by comparing the Stormy Daniels hush money payment to paying for a haircut."

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"If you get a haircut a couple of weeks before the election and you pay for it out of your own pocket, not campaign funds, how is that a campaign finance felony?" Watters said. "You're going to get a haircut anyway. You wanted to look good anyway. Just like he would have paid off this woman anyway, whether he was running for president or not."

"You think a public affair with a porn star is the same as getting a touch-up on your hair?" another host, Jessica Tarlov, replied.

"We were told during the 90s that it was just sex, and it was just a private deal and it had nothing to do with politics, nothing to do with policy. Weren't we told that?" Watters said.

Rolling Stone reports:

Watters was referencing the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal. He did not note that former president Bill Clinton was impeached over his sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

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Additionally, The New Republic reports, Brennan Murphy shared another Fox News clip, which aired after the announcement of the 2024 hopeful's indictment, saying, "Audible gasps let out in Fox News' studio as they announce the Trump indictment news."

According to the The New York Times — which was first to report the indictment — "Mr. Trump will be the first former president to face criminal charges. The precise charges are not yet known, but the case is focused on a hush-money payment to a porn star during his 2016 campaign,"

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Rolling Stone's full report is available at this link (subscription required). The New Republic's report is here. The New York Times' report is here.

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