Over the weekend, Rep. Cori Bush (MO) noted that not each Americans consciousness the aforesaid mode astir the 4th of July. She noted connected her Twitter page, “When they accidental that the 4th of July is astir American freedom, retrieve this: the state they’re referring to is for achromatic people. This onshore is stolen onshore and Black radical inactive aren’t free.”
When they accidental that the 4th of July is astir American freedom, retrieve this: the state they’re referring to is for achromatic people.
This onshore is stolen onshore and Black radical inactive aren’t free.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) July 4, 2021
This enraged Fox big Jesse Watters who brought up the connection connected Tuesday. The Five big claimed, “Congresswoman Bush said 2 things. Really dumb things. She says this onshore was stolen. This onshore wasn’t stolen. We won this onshore connected the battlefield and we bought it, right? We purchased Spain–I mean we purchased Florida from Spain. We person the receipts. What, bash you privation to springiness Florida backmost to Spain?”
Co-host Geraldo Rivera retorted, “How astir the Seminoles?”
Watters continued, “Well, what astir them, Geraldo? We won that territory connected the battlefield. It was an ugly, brutal battle, but we won it. We’re not conscionable gonna springiness everything backmost to the indigenous radical of this country.”
Fox News big Jesse Watters connected onshore primitively settled by Native Americans that was taken implicit by Europeans and became portion of the US: "This onshore wasn't stolen. We won this onshore connected the battlefield." pic.twitter.com/ikPewOgHyI
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 7, 2021
The Fox big past moved onto the 2nd portion of Bush’s tweet astir the state of Black Americans. “St. Louis, which Bush represents, has a Black mayor, territory attorney, and constabulary chief. So are you saying these Black leaders are denying state to the Black radical of St. Louis? That’s insane.”
Bush’s tweet isn’t each that newsworthy. But it’s the nonstop benignant of happening that Fox jumps each implicit to disturbance up achromatic grievance.