Jesse Watters discusses third-party candidate idea

 June 9, 2023

Fox News host Jesse Watters took to the air to discuss the idea of a third-party candidate entering the presidential race if the election comes down to former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden.

"Now, we have a ton of options in just about every aspect of our lives except politics. And once you hit the general, you're left with two candidates, a Democrat and a Republican. And if you don't like either, you're out of luck," Watters said.

Then, he threw in the idea of a third-party candidate.

"What about a third-party candidate? Back in '92, Ross Perot got 20% of the popular vote as a third party candidate. He cost Bush the election," Watters noted.

"A third party candidate can be deadly in the general. Right now, half of Americans say they'd consider voting for a third party candidate. If it's Trump versus Biden. So there's an open lane and someone sliding in. His name's Cornel West," Watters said.

"Cornel West, the far-left guy," Watters continued. "There's an appetite on the left for a guy who's antiwar, anti-Wall Street, anti-Big Tech, all the mainstream socialists. AOC, Bernie, they have abandoned the people who voted for them once their party got in power. Now Cornel is running with the People's Party, founded by one of Bernie's old staffers."

Then Watters continued, adding that Cornel does not trust the Democratic Party.

"The People's Party tried to recruit Bernie to run with him in 2020, but he thought he'd have a better chance running as a Democrat," Watters said. "Cornel doesn't trust the Democratic Party. He remembers how they kneecapped Bernie in 2016 and in 2020."

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