Fox News personality Jesse Watters defended President Donald Trump on Thursday night, claiming the most lurid detail of the so-called Steele dossier—the “pee tape“—could not possibly be real because someone would have to sleep in a urine-soaked bed afterward.
Watters made the bizarre defense when discussing the controversial FISA memo with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday night. The pee tape supposedly shows salacious sexual acts between Trump and prostitutes while at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton.
The president is expected to OK the release of the memo today, just days after the House Intelligence Committee voted to release it. The FBI and several prominent lawmakers have pushed back against the memo being released. It’s become the centerpiece of several conspiracy theories and Democrats have said it is “rife with factual inaccuracies.”
Hannity asked a hypothetical question to Watters and fellow panelist Jessica Tarlov using Hillary Clinton in the place of Trump regarding the contents of the Steele dossier.
“Let’s say Donald Trump produces a memo that says Hillary Clinton had hookers in her room in a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow urinating on her bed,” Hannity asked. “Now, if that was in there, and it was not true, and then it ends up being the basis in part for a FISA warrant against her used by Trump, you would be pretty pissed off and the media would be apoplectic tonight, true or false?”
After Tarlov responded to Hannity’s question, things got weirder when Watters weighed in.
“And you know it’s not true because if someone pees in the bed, where are you going to sleep?” Watters said. “Where are you going to sleep?”
There was a brief moment of silence before Tarlov jumped back in.
“I don’t think he’s having a sleepover with them,” she said as Watters continued to say that it “didn’t make any sense.”
Tarlov said she didn’t think the alleged acts that are in the “pee tape” were not a “cuddlefest” before Hannity jumped in and stopped the pee tape debate.