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]
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."