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Fox News’ Shep Smith Blasts Trump: You Owe the American People Answers

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Fox News' Shep Smith Blasts Donald Trump - CitizenSlant

In recent days, Donald Trump has outwardly lavished praise on Fox News, calling other major cable news outlets “fake news.” After his press conference on Thursday, at least one anchor on Fox blasted him for his treatment of the press.

In criticizing the President on bashing reporters during the press conference, he called on him to answer the questions from the media.

Specifically referencing Jim Acosta, a White House reporter from Fox’s chief rival CNN, Smith said “Jim Acosta over there from CNN. An accomplished reporter. A guy I’ve never met, but a good reporter. I mean treating him like he’s … I’m not even going to use the word … It’s crazy what we’re watching everyday. 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?” Smith said referring to Trump. “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. We are not fools for asking this question, and we demand to know the answer to this question. You owe this to the American people. Your supporters will support you either way. If your people were on the phone, what were they saying? We have a right to know. We absolutely do and that you call us fake news and put us down like children for asking these questions on behalf of the American people is inconsequential. The people deserve an answer to this question.”

On Thursday, Trump was peppered by reporters from various publications about conversations between his campaign and Russian officials, with at least one reporter asking for a yes or no answer, after Trump had repeatedly provided evasive responses.

Trump continuously referred to reporting related to the contacts as “fake news” and attacked reporters, saying that the stories regarding ties to Russia were a “ruse.”

“Russia is fake news. Russia — this is fake news put out by the media,” he said.

Jim Acosta thanked Smith for his defense in a tweet shortly after the segment.

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Dennis at

Shep, if you were actually listening he gave answers. You Shep are part of the problem. I am a gay man as well and Trump is trying to save this country, but it is idiots like you that keep throwing spin and propaganda around as well as sometimes outright lies. I have watched you over the years spiral down into the gutter with the rest of the liberal media. I wish you would just go ahead and quit Fox and go to where you belong at MSNBC if you want to keep on being a liar and not a reporter or journalist. Flynn did nothing wrong in talking to the Russian Ambassador. What he did wrong was lie to Pence. It boggles my mind that someone who is supposed to be intelligent isnt horrified how former intelligence agents under the employ of Obama have been leaking very sensitive information. As for Trump castigating the media, there is nothing he said was false. The majority of the media, including YOU are nothing but inflammatory instigating liars. We the American people who strive for truth cant stand you with your inflammatory reporting and wish you would either step down or get with the program. CNN, MSNBC, NBC, NYT’s, Wall Street Journal, CBS and a few others are guilty of outright lies and you have joined their group as well. You don’t care if this nation falls apart, because it is on the verge with how your disgusting behavior has become.

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