Anchor Shepard Smith is teaching President Donald Trump the true meaning of the old humorous statement, "with friends like that, who needs enemies?"
Mr. Trump has always referred to Fox News as the only credible news source while blasting CNN and MSNBC as the fake news media.
Tuesday night, the real estate mogul turned Democrat turned Republican learned that he has no journalist friends at Fox after Smith fact-checked his prime time speech on the billion-dollar U.S.-Mexico border wall that he needs to build.
The journalist called out all of Trump's lies and false claims using data and information released by his own administration.
Trump opened his 10-minute address to the nation by saying: “How much more American blood must we shed before Congress does its job? For those who refuse to compromise in the name of job security, I would ask, imagine if it were your child, your husband or your wife whose life was so cruelly shattered and totally broken. To every member of Congress, pass a bill that ends this crisis.”
Trump went on to share the following misrepresentations: "Some have suggested a barrier is immoral. Then why do wealthy politicians build walls, fences, and gates around their homes? They don’t build walls because they hate the people on the outside, but because they love the people on the inside. The only thing that is immoral is the politicians to do nothing and continue to allow more innocent people to be so horribly victimized."
On the president’s favorite network, he was called out for the lie with Smith stating the following: “The government’s statistics show that there is a less violent crime by the undocumented immigrant population than by the general population.”
POTUS went on to talk about fake statistics that show how much of the heroin coming through the border and Smith was quick to give the truth: “He talks about undocumented crossings over the past months. In fact, the number of undocumented crossings over the southern border has been steadily down over the last ten years, and the government reports that there is more outward traffic than incoming traffic.”
Many other reporters criticized Trump for this manufactured crisis that is keeping the government in partial shutdown mode.
Was Fox News right to call out the president on his lies?