Not all Fox News hosts are Republican lemmings. Take Shepard Smith, who has been carving out a name for himself as a voice of dissension at the network, speaking out against President Trump with growing regularity.
He took his disapproval to new heights on Thursday, deriding Trump shortly after his first solo presidential press conference.
“Your opposition was hacked and the Russians were responsible for it and your people were on the phone with Russia on the same day it was happening and we’re fools for asking the questions? No, sir,” Smith said on air.
“It’s crazy what we’re watching every day… It’s absolutely crazy. He keeps repeating ridiculous, throwaway lines that are not true at all and sort of avoiding this issue of Russia as if we’re some kind of fools for asking the question. Really?”
He added: “We have a right to know… You call us ‘fake news’ and put us down like children for asking questions on behalf of the American people.”
Watch the segment here:
– JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) February 16, 2017
Smith’s comments got everyone fired up on Twitter, with many Trump supporters calling to both boycott him and demand that Fox News fire him. Of course, others came to Smith’s defense once his name became a trending topic of the day. Here are the highlights:
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) February 17, 2017
— Love USA and Music (@PartingThots) February 17, 2017
— Rory Albanese (@RoryAlbanese) February 17, 2017
Fox News is “Fair and Balanced” until someone like Shepard Smith says something you don’t agree with, isn’t that right Trump supporters.
— truthbyDW (@truthbyDW) February 17, 2017
— Travis Sigh (@travissigh) February 17, 2017
— Darth Hater (@steveseizure) February 17, 2017
— Brandon Groeny (@brandongroeny) February 17, 2017
Kiss your show goodbye.
The Trump supporters vowing not to watch Fox News anymore because of Shepard Smith. Where will they turn, w/o Fox News enabling the crazy?
— Lola is Anti-Fascist (@Lolalalalalalo1) February 17, 2017
— Alison (@alison0313) February 17, 2017