Fox News anchor Shepard Smith parroted leftist talking points regarding the tragedy in El Paso, Texas, this past weekend — and Trump fired back by saying that even watching CNN is better.
Smith began with his usual shtick, reporting news from a far-Left tilt, in our view: He linked the president’s rhetoric to the motivation behind the tragedy last weekend in which 22 people lost their lives and many others were hurt.
The mainstream media have been reporting that the individual responsible posted a manifesto in which he blamed a “Hispanic invasion” for angering him to the point where he took his heinous steps.
The man’s actions were “in response to a ‘Hispanic invasion of Texas,'” Smith reportedly said during his broadcast.
“It’s the language of President Trump.”
Shortly thereafter, the president took to social media and eviscerated the pro-illegal anchor.
“Watching Fake News CNN is better than watching Shepard Smith, the lowest-rated show on @FoxNews,” he wrote. “Actually, whenever possible, I turn to @OANN!”
To be fair, everybody should change the channel when Shep comes on, as we see it.
Trump not only slammed Smith as being worse than CNN, he even encouraged his numerous followers to watch a different show whenever that particular individual is on the air.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2019
Smith kept the feud going by snidely responding “too bad” in a later segment.
“Good afternoon, Mr. President,” he said upon returning from a commercial break. “It’s nice to have you with us.”
“Some of them [viewers] are not too happy, which is too bad,” Smith later said, referring again to the president.
Here’s what’s ‘too bad.’ Aside from creating a false link between Trump and the individual in El Paso, Shepard Smith has a detailed resume of creating his own fake news.
Late last year, as a migrant caravan was heading for the U.S. border, Smith mocked the president and said that unlawful individuals represented no threat.
“There is no invasion. No one’s coming to get you. There’s nothing at all to worry about,” he said.
He helped perpetuate an extremist Democrat myth that border-holding stations were equivalent to concentration camps, claiming the administration was acting like war criminals in violation of the Geneva Conventions.
For years now, Smith has looked like a consistently befuddled man, lost on a network that prides itself on being fair and balanced — virtues he does not possess, in our opinion.
Fox won’t get the hint until people start tuning to a different network.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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