Trump Fans Want Shepard Smith’s Head for Slamming President on Fox News

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.

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“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:

Fox News’ Shepard Smith hammers Trump & sticks up for CNN

– JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) February 16, 2017

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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:

RETWEET if you want to see Fox News get rid of hate-filled Shepard Smith.

— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) February 17, 2017

Shepard Smith has definitely become a “Sheep”ard Smith for the creepy Leftist! #SheepardSmith

— Love USA and Music (@PartingThots) February 17, 2017

I love seeing all the Trump snowflakes melting down because Shepard Smith told them the type of information they watch @foxnews to avoid. ????????

— 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

@PoliticalScam The Little guy Shepard Smith should leave Fox News and go to CNN the fake news network @ShepNewsTeam

— Travis Sigh (@travissigh) February 17, 2017

You know things are getting nuts when @FoxNews Shepard Smith is blatantly calling out a Republican president #TrumpPressConference

— Darth Hater (@steveseizure) February 17, 2017

Shepard Smith becomes new Megyn Kelly. RT if you’d like to see Fox News get rid of him.#TrumpPressConference

— Brandon Groeny (@brandongroeny) February 17, 2017

Apparently “Shepard Smith” hasn’t heard what happened when the Trumpers turned on @megynkelly.

Kiss your show goodbye.

Pink Lady 4 Trump♥ (@pink_lady56) February 17, 2017

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

Unhinged Fox News snowflakes upset when Shepard Smith doesn’t toe the line. At least they have Sean Hannity to uphold their delusions.

— Alison (@alison0313) February 17, 2017

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CNN Mocks Trump Press Conference With Epic Tweet (Video)

CNN got back at Donald Trump on Thursday after the cable news network was the target of repeated attacks during a bizarre press conference by creatively trolling the president on Twitter.

Turn your sound up and watch President Trump conduct an amazing symphony — er, press conference

— CNN (@CNN) February 17, 2017

The bold move by CNN’s social media team includes various hand gestures from the wild, 77-minute press conference during which Trump dubbed the network “very fake news.”

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“The press has become so dishonest, that if we don’t talk about it, we are doing a tremendous disservice to the American people,” Trump said on Thursday. “The press, honestly, is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control.”

After a 24-minute opening statement that included statements such as, “Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars,” Trump took questions from reporters, who he accused to their faces of pushing “fake news.”

Trump then said he doesn’t watch CNN anymore and took credit for a recent spike in cable news ratings, but then said he watches CNN and doesn’t like the tone.

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“I don’t mind bad stories. I can handle a bad story better than anybody, as long as it’s true,” Trump said. “I’m not OK when it is fake. I watch CNN and it’s so much anger and hatred.”

On Wednesday, CNN’s Jim Acosta said “the fix is in” after Trump only called on conservative news organizations during a news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

During Thursday’s press conference, Trump repeatedly pointed at Acosta and promised to eventually call on him. Once he did, the CNN reporter said, “Just for the record, we don’t hate you.”

“Ask Jeff Zucker how he got his job,” Trump said, referring to the CNN Worldwide president who used to oversee Trump’s “Apprentice” reality show.

It will be interesting to see what Trump thinks of CNN’s video.

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Remember the date — February 16, 2017. It’s one for the history books, the day that an American president gave a public performance so nutty, so bizarre, so full of malignant narcissism and wild invention that it boggles the mind and rattles the teeth.

In a 77-minute rant, Donald Trump defended his madcap administration as entirely sane, as if the firing of Mike Flynn, the collapse of Andrew Puzder’s cabinet candidacy, the ethics violation of Kellyanne Conway, the sinister stylings of Steve Bannon’s executive orders, the fight with the intelligence community, the battle with the judiciary, the posturing againt the media, the ongoing questions about Russia’s connection to his campaign, were not happening.

Remember people: His administration is not yet four weeks old.

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Every question Trump took from a journalist was accompanied by a dig at the said journalist. He couldn’t take a question without insulting the person asking it. The CNN reporter had bad ratings. He called an orthodox Jewish journalist — the kind with the sidecurls and the black suit — a liar. He called on an African-American journalist and then asked her to set up a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus. He dodged every question on Russia. And he said that Mike Flynn — who HE fired — didn’t do anything wrong, really.

The press conference, it has been reported, was a surprise to Trump’s own staff. So here’s how this went: The president tossed and turned all night, raging internally at the unfairness of it all. And he got up determined to set the world straight. To make sure everyone understood that he’s a good guy getting a bad rap.

But really, it was like upside down day. Like opposite day. Trump as the Mad Hatter, spinning an alternative reality without the goggles.

He denied that his White House was in chaos, as if he felt compelled to counter, verbatim, the New York Times whose headline said exactly that.

“There’s zero chaos,” he protested. The administration is a “fine-tuned machine.”

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It got nuttier from there.

On Flynn: “The leaks are real. The news is fake.” (As others have pointed out, this is not possible. If the leaks are real, then the news they are leaking can’t be fake.”)

“I’m not a bad person.”

“I’m actually having a very good time. “

“I inherited a mess.”

“You’re dishonest people.”

“I’m the least anti-Semitic person you’ve ever seen in your entire life.”

On Russia:  “A nuclear holocaust would be like no other.”

Every day in Trump Administration time is like a month for any other presidency I’ve witnessed.

But today, our obstreperous and unhinged commander in chief must surely be giving some sleepless nights not to his enemies, but to his Republican friends.

You can watch the whole thing here, but remember you don’t get those minutes back:

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John Glenn wrote Jeff Bezos a beautiful letter that he read for the first time the day the astronaut died

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The night pioneering astronaut John Glenn died, Jeff Bezos received a message from him.

Smithsonian Magazine was honoring Bezos, founder of aerospace company Blue Origin, at the American Ingenuity Awards on December 8.

Glenn was supposed to attend, but because of his declining health in the last month of his life, the former NASA astronaut wrote Bezos a letter on November 28, to be read at the ceremony.

Hours after he passed, Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, read the letter to Bezos at the awards.

“I can tell you I see the day coming when people will board spacecraft the same way millions of us now board jetliners,” Glenn wrote. “When that happens, it will be largely because of your epic achievements this year.”

Here’s the letter:

bezos glenn letter

Blue Origin has successfully launched and landed several rockets in the last year, and plans to launch its 313-feet-tall New Glenn rockets before 2020.

Before he received Glenn’s letter, Bezos shared his condolences on Twitter Thursday:

Thank you, John Glenn. Godspeed.

— Jeff Bezos (@JeffBezos) December 8, 2016

Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, died Thursday at age 95. He went on to become a US Senator for Ohio, and returned to space in 1998 as the oldest astronaut ever at the age of 77.

Watch Jemison read Glenn’s letter below:

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