Shep Smith is known for being arguably the most anti-Donald Trump host left at Fox News. However, many Fox News fans are calling for him to be fired this week, as they feel he took things too far with his latest attack on Donald Trump Jr.
Conservative 101 reported that Donald Jr. found himself in hot water this week after it was reported that he had met with a Russian lawyer during the election in the hopes of “getting dirt” on Hillary Clinton. He responded to this controversy by releasing his email thread with the lawyer in an attempt to head off the inevitable attack from liberal New York Times. Though many took this move to mean that Donald Jr. had nothing to hide, Smith tried to present it differently on his Fox News program.
While talking to Associated Press reporter Julie Bykowicz about Donald Jr.’s emails, Smith said, “His transparency came minutes before he had been made aware that The New York Times would be publishing the same e-mails this released, is that correct?”
Bykowicz responded to say that this was indeed true.
“So transparency is something that normally happens prior to learning that somebody else is about to document dump you. Normally that word wouldn’t be used in this circumstance,” Smith said. “Each change in explanation happened after the New York Times brought out more of this information. Their story changes happen every time the Times brings out more relevant information.”
Twitter users weren’t having any of Smith’s nonsense:
— Will Paul (@shannonsbeau) July 12, 2017