Fox’s Watters asks Trump whom he would fire: Baldwin, Schumer or Zucker

Greg Nash

Fox News’s Jesse Watters asked President Trump in an interview set to air Saturday whom he would fire if given the choices of “Saturday Night Live” Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) or CNN President Jeff Zucker. 

“I think the Alec Baldwin situation is not good,” responded an amused Trump. “Chuck [Schumer] I’m very disappointed in, because he’s a guy who should make deals for the people — instead he’s just an obstructionist. So, I’m disappointed in him. 

{mosads}”And Jeff Zucker, I mean, I got him the job. And CNN is just, you know, fake news. Who would I say? I just, I don’t want to say, but I will say I’m disappointed in all three. I think the portrayal of me is ridiculous.” 

Baldwin’s impersonation of Trump has been a big hit on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” as the program has seen its highest ratings in nearly a decade.  

Trump first embraced Schumer when it was announced he would be Senate minority leader in November, replacing retired Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). 

But the relationship between the two New Yorkers has gone south quickly, with frequent barbs exchanged in interviews and on Twitter.

Zucker said last month that Trump’s attacks on CNN as “fake news” are a “badge of honor” and have actually boosted employees’ morale. 
“They wear those insults as a badge of honor, because it means they are doing their jobs,” Zucker said in February. 
“I would say that morale is incredibly high,” he added. “They are not being intimidated, they are not backing down, they know they have my full support and it is a very exciting time, frankly, to be a journalist at CNN.”

The Watters interview was conducted before a Wednesday rally in Nashville. 
Watters shared on “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning that Trump offered to fly him to Washington after the host’s flight got canceled. 

“My flight back got canceled so he said, ‘Why don’t you hop on board Air Force One? We’ll give you a lift back to D.C.,’ ” he told the “Fox & Friends” hosts.

The Trump interview will air on “Watters World” on Saturday at 8 p.m. 
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