In an unexpected and brutal move on Monday, Fox News host Shephard Smith tore into President Donald Trump for his failure to condemn Moscow.
Smith emphasized the fact that Trump chose to attack Democrats and the FBI after 13 Russian officials were indicted for election interference.
“The president spent the weekend defending himself, misrepresenting the truth and attacking others from his phone in Florida,” Smith started on “Shepard Smith Reporting.”
Smith was understandably angry at the President, who chose to attack various entities from the comfort of his resort in Florida. Smith highlighted the fact that President Trump chose to attack the Department of Justice, the FBI, and national security advisor H.R. McMaster. On top of attacking these entities, he also attacked many others, notably including Representative Adam Schiff (D-California), former President Barack Obama, and (perplexingly) Oprah Winfrey.
While on the Twitter rampage, Trump did not condemn Russia for their interference with the U.S. presidential elections in 2016.
“He did not attack Vladimir Putin or Russia, nor did he express concern that the Russians attacked the United States. Nor did he pledge in any way to put measures in place to stop future attacks,” Smith said.
Smith also touched on the President's claims on Twitter, in which he claimed that he “never said Russia did not meddle in the election.”
“But the reality is the president has questioned the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election over, and over, and over again,” the Fox News host continued.
Smith also addressed Trump's Tweets that called the FBI's probe into the Russian interference “a hoax” and the president stating that he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin when Putin said Russia didn’t meddle in the election.
“The president’s spokespersons have been on television denouncing the meddling; the president has not. Not once, not on camera, not on Twitter, not anywhere,” Smith argued.
Smith then stated on Friday that Mueller's indictment of the 13 Russian officials and three Russian groups confirmed that the probe is not a hoax and that “Russia attacked the United States of America.”
The President's claims that he had never denied that Russia interfered were echoed by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Speaking on his behalf, she continued the White House's routine game of altering history.
President Trump's bizarre relationship with Russia seems to suggest that Mueller's probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia might prove to be fruitful. Furthermore, many associates of Trump's have been formally charged and are now flipping on one another.
Watch the segment from Smith's show below:
H/T: The Hill