Shepard Smith shreds Trump for trying to ‘erase history’ by lying about Iraq War support
Fox News host Shepard Smith blasted GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Thursday, accusing him of trying to flip-flop on his earlier support for the Iraq War.
“He told Howard Stern he was in support of the war. That was very early in the campaign,” Smith told correspondent Carl Cameron. “And now he wants us to erase that from the history books and when we don’t it’s our fault for misrepresenting what is actually a fact. It’s really difficult to wrap you head around what it is we’re expected to do here, because I’m not doing that. That’s insanity, and career suicide. He said he was for the war, period. That’s it.”
Trump’s claim that he “was among the earliest to criticize” the war has been consistently debunked. Smith revisited that point, as well as the real estate mogul’s constant gushing over Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an interview with Wall Street Journal associate editor John Bussey later in the show.
“I don’t understand the logic of it,” said Smith. “You call Mexicans racists, there’s a whole list of things that you do. And then you make Vlad Putin cool. What are you doing?”
Smith’s remarks begin around the 4;41 mark of the show, as posted online on Thursday, below.
[h/t Media Matters]