Jesse Watters: Americans’ perception of reality is not aligned with the truth


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Fox News host Jesse Watters shared statistics on Tuesday challenging the acumen of America’s perception of reality, saying America is being brainwashed by the left.

JESSE WATTERS: Have you ever made a miscalculation and paid the price? I certainly have. Maybe you drove past the gas station thinking your tank could go a few more miles…or you went on a family vacation and miscounted how many kids you have. …miscalculations lead to errors, and what happens when you make a mistake? You overcorrect. When a referee makes a pass interference call, they usually give that team the next call to tie it. It’s not fair, but he overcorrects, and it changes the nature of the game. It’s no different than what’s going on in America right now. What we see on TV, in movies, online makes us believe things about our country that are not true, and we make important decisions based on perception, not reality.

A new poll by YouGov asked people what percentage of the United States is black. Their response ? Forty-one percent. We believe that nearly half of the American population is African American, and that makes sense if you consume a lot of media. But it turns out black Americans are a smaller slice of the pie than they thought. The real figure: 12%. Only 12% of Americans are African American. What about Hispanic Americans? The poll shows that we all think 39% of Americans are Hispanic. Still far, only 17% of the population is Hispanic. And it’s not just the breed that we have no idea about.

Neverending Nina speaks as trans employees and allies during the Netflix walkout to protest Dave Chappelle’s TV special on October 20, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

How many transgender people do you think live in the United States? The people who responded to this survey estimated that 21% of the population of our country is transgender. Twenty-one percent, or a quarter of the country, are trans. That’s what people think. Now, have these reports started to make sense? In reality, the number is 1%, 1% is a trace. And homosexuals? We spend a lot of time talking about sexual orientation. With all this attention, surely that number must be high. All Americans estimate that 30% of their fellow citizens are homosexual. Again, the actual number is 3%. Now is it starting to add up? The Democrats don’t want you to know the real numbers because that would wreck their entire agenda. They want you to see victims around every corner and elect more Democrats to right the ship. Millions of people who look different with different lifestyles, eat differently and believe in radically different things. It is simply not true. This country is not New York. It is the United States of America.


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