Out of Fox News’ anchors, the one who is probably the most unafraid of President Trump’s wrath is Shepard Smith. Keeping that in mind, Smith called out Trump during his 3 pm show with a statement that directly contradicts what Trump told reporters during his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
During Trump’s press conference, a German reporter asked him about his wiretapping allegations, of course. The President still claims he was wiretapped by the Obama administration and also referred back to the WikiLeaks finding that the NSA had tapped Chancellor Merkel.
Shep let Trump have it, by reminding him that all he had to do was ask the intelligence community if Trump Tower was wiretapped:
‘Of course, the president could learn firsthand whether the building in which he lives was wiretapped. All he’d have to do is ask the intelligence services. They work for him.’
Shep acknowledged that the German reporter asked Trump if he had any regrets about making accusations that he was wiretapped by the Obama administration. Further, that he was also asked if he regretted claiming British intelligence was involved. Trump’s response was pointing the finger back at Fox News and Judge Andrew Napolitano, who said he had sources that claimed Britain was involved in the wiretapping. Trump stated:
‘We said nothing. All we did was quote a certain very talented legal mind, who was the one responsible for saying that on television. I did not make an opinion on it. That was a statement by a very talented lawyer on Fox, and so you should not be talking to me, you should be talking to Fox.’
The issue is that it was never a report from Fox to begin with, at least not one Fox News will fess up to. Though, Judge Napolitano did say he had sources claiming Britain was involved, and he made that statement on “Fox & Friends.” Although Napolitano is the senior judicial analyst for Fox News, it’s not a confirmed report by Fox. It’s simply the assertion of Napolitano.
Shep doubled down on that notion and dropped a truth bomb on Trump. He said:
‘Fox News cannot confirm Judge Napolitano’s commentary. Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now president of the United States was surveilled at any time in any way, full stop.’
You can watch Shep’s report below:
Featured image via screenshot from video.